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AGO 1980 No. 6 >  February 8, 1980
JUVENILE COURTS - SCHOOLS - TRUANCY
ENFORCEMENT OF COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAW In the enforcement of the state compulsory school attendance law as amended by chapter 201, Laws of 1979, 1st Ex. Sess., a juvenile court has only the limited jurisdiction (by virtue of § 2 of that act) to impose the non-criminal monetary penalty provided for in RCW 28A.27.100 as amended by § 6 of chapter 201, supra; however, assuming that this fine or penalty has been invoked in a given case and the juvenile in question fails to pay it, that juvenile may then be declared to be in contempt of court, whereupon the court will then have jurisdiction to deal with the child as a "juvenile offender" under the provisions of chapter 13.40 RCW.
AGO 1996 No. 1 >  January 31, 1996
SUPERIOR COURTS - DISTRICT COURTS - JUVENILE COURTS - SCHOOLS - TRUANCY
Confidentiality of juvenile court records in truancy cases The records of a juvenile court in a truancy case are confidential and not available for public inspection and copying, with the limited exceptions listed in RCW 13.50.010 and 13.50.100.
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