Nebraska Revised Statute 79-210

Chapter 79


Violations; penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of sections 79-201 to 79-209 shall be guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.



  • The fact that conduct is subject to the criminal penalties under these sections does not proscribe granting of injunctive relief. State ex rel. Douglas v. Bigelow, 214 Neb. 464, 334 N.W.2d 444 (1983).

  • The provision for penal sanctions in the event of violations of the various statutory provisions relating to compulsory education and operation of private, denominational, and parochial schools does not foreclose the possibility of injunctive relief. State ex rel. Douglas v. Faith Baptist Church of Louisville, 207 Neb. 802, 301 N.W.2d 571 (1981).

  • Subdivision (3)(a) of section 43-247 establishes the juvenile court's jurisdiction over a minor child, while section 79-201 and this section make the minor child's parents or legal guardians culpable for the child's truancy. The county attorney is free to decide whether to proceed utilizing the juvenile code or the compulsory education laws. In re Interest of Laticia S., 21 Neb. App. 921, 844 N.W.2d 841 (2014).