Curfew for children; Exceptions; responsibility of parents.
No child under the following ages shall be upon the streets or sidewalks or any other public property in the City between the following designated hours:
Children age 14 and under – Curfew time 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Children age 15 to 17 – Curfew time 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
This section does not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent or guardian or any other adult having the care and custody of the minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent or guardian or any other adult having the care and custody of the minor. Where a minor is attending or actively participating in a school, church or city-wide recognized organizational event the curfew is half an hour after the termination of the event.
No child between the ages of six and seventeen, inclusive, other than a child who has been suspended or expelled from school, shall be at any place within the City, except in attendance at school, between normal school hours during any school day, unless the child has written proof from school authorities excusing him or her from attending school at that particular time, or unless the child is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or a responsible adult selected by the parent or legal guardian to supervise the child.
Supervision of children suspended or expelled from school:
If a child is excused from school attendance due to suspension, expulsion, home schooling or otherwise, then each parent or legal guardian of the child shall have the following duties for the duration of the time in which the child is excused from school attendance:
- The duty to personally supervise the child, or to arrange for a responsible adult to supervise the child, at the times that the child would have been required to be in attendance at school had he or she not been suspended or expelled; and
- The duty to prohibit the child from being at any public place at the times that the child would have been required to be in attendance at school had he or she not been suspended or expelled, except in the following circumstances:
- When the child is accompanied by the parent or legal guardian, or a responsible adult selected by the parent or legal guardian to supervise the child; and
- When the child is employed pursuant to an age and schooling certificate issued by the school authorities during the times that the child is actually on the job or traveling directly to or from the job site.