(1) This section applies if a school attendance officer has reasonable grounds to believe—
(a) a child who is enrolled at a registered school has been absent from the school on at least 5 separate days (whether or not the absence was for a full day or part day) in the previous 12 months; and
(b) no reasonable excuse has been given for the absences; and
(c) measures to improve the student's attendance—
(i) have been undertaken in accordance with any guidelines issued by the Minister and have been unsuccessful; or
(ii) are considered to be inappropriate in the circumstances.
(2) A school attendance officer may issue a school attendance notice to a parent.
S. 2.1.17 inserted by No. 47/2013 s. 13.