CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.

§18-8-3. Employment of county director of school attendance and assistants; qualifications; salary and traveling expenses; removal.

(a) The county board of education of every county, no later than August 1 of each year, shall employ the equivalent of a full-time county director of school attendance if such county has a net enrollment of more than 4,000 pupils, at least a half-time director of school attendance if such county has a net enrollment equal to or less than 4,000 pupils and such assistant attendance directors as deemed necessary. All persons to be employed as attendance directors shall have the written recommendation of the county superintendent.

(b) The county board of education may establish special and professional qualifications for attendance directors and assistants as are deemed expedient and proper and are consistent with regulations of the State Board of Education relating thereto: Provided, That if the position of attendance director has been posted, the county may employ a person who holds full attendance certification or a person who holds a professional administrative certificate.

(c) The attendance director or assistant director shall be paid a monthly salary as fixed by the county board. The attendance director or assistant director shall prepare attendance reports and such other reports as the county superintendent may request.

(d) The county board of education shall reimburse the attendance directors or assistant directors for their necessary traveling expenses upon presentation of a monthly, itemized, sworn statement approved by the county superintendent.

§18-8-3. Employment of county director of school attendance and assistants; qualifications; salary and traveling expenses; removal.