(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, if a complaint is filed against the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of a child for a failure to cause the child to attend school or a part-time school or class and if the parent, guardian, or other person proves an inability to do so, then the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of a child shall be discharged. Upon the discharge, the attendance officer shall file a complaint before the judge of the juvenile court of the county alleging that the child is a delinquent child, unruly child, or dependent child within the meaning of section 2151.022, 2151.04, or 2152.02 of the Revised Code. The judge shall hear the complaint and if the judge determines that the child is a delinquent, unruly, or dependent child within one of those sections the judge shall deal with the child according to section 2151.35 or 2151.36 of the Revised Code.
(B) Division (A) of this section does not apply regarding a complaint filed under division (D) or (E) of section 3321.19 of the Revised Code or otherwise filed and alleging that a child is an habitual truant .
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 410, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.
Effective Date: 01-01-2002.