Every governing board of an educational service center shall employ an educational service center attendance officer, and may employ or appoint such assistants as the board deems advisable. The compensation and necessary traveling expenses of such attendance officer and assistants shall be paid out of the educational service center governing board fund. With the consent and approval of the judge of the juvenile court, a probation officer of the court may be designated as the service center attendance officer or as an assistant. The compensation of the probation officers of the juvenile court so designated shall be fixed and paid in the same manner as salaries of other probation officers of the juvenile court; their traveling expenses as attendance officers which would not be incurred as probation officers shall be paid out of the educational service center governing board fund. In addition to the compensation provided in this section the board may pay such additional compensation as it deems advisable, to any probation officer designated as attendance officer and such additional amount shall be paid from the educational service center governing board fund. The attendance officer and assistants shall work under the direction of the educational service center superintendent. The authority of such attendance officer and assistants shall extend to all the local school districts served by the service center. This section does not confine their authority to investigate employment to that within the territory of the service center.
Effective Date: 09-29-1995