§ 16-19-3. Appointment and compensation of truant officers Supplies and assistance Joint officers Tenure.
The school committee of each city or town shall annually in the month of December appoint one or more persons as truant officers, who shall by virtue of their appointment be clothed with the power of special constables, and fix their compensation, which shall be payable from the appropriation for public schools. The school committee may also furnish all necessary supplies and clerical assistance for the proper and efficient performance of the duties of the truant officer. The school committee of two (2) or more cities or towns may appoint the same truant officer or officers, and any school committee that appoints other employees on a different tenure of office than annual appointments may appoint truant officers on a similar tenure in lieu of the annual appointment mentioned in this section and may fix their compensation from time to time.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 64, § 3; P.L. 1901, ch. 924, § 1; P.L. 1902, ch. 1009, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 72, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 76, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 181, § 2; impl. am. P.L. 1946, ch. 1775, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 16-19-3.)