Section 21-1-12

Lists of deaf and blind children within counties; enforcement of attendance of children eligible for benefits of school.

It shall be the duty of the county superintendent of education in each county of Alabama to furnish annually to the attendance officer of his county and the president of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind a list of the deaf and blind children of his county with the name, sex, age, and address of each, together with the name and address of the parent or guardian of each child, such information to be secured from the school census enumeration books of the county or from any other reliable source, and the attendance officer shall visit the home of each child not later than five days after the opening date of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, as published by the president of this institution by giving written notice to each county superintendent of education and each city superintendent of education in Alabama. If it is found that any child eligible for the benefits of this school is not enrolled or is not exempt under the provisions of Section 21-1-11, he shall serve legal notice on the parent, guardian, or other person in control of such child, giving him five days in which to enroll said child in the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. In the event of the failure or refusal of such parent, guardian, or other person in charge to enroll said child, he shall proceed against such parent, guardian, or other person as though said child were a hearing or seeing child and shall follow the law as set forth in Section 16-13-193.

(Acts 1931, No. 61, p. 125; Code 1940, T. 52, §527.)