Q Section 37-13-91 gives school attendance officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and municipal law enforcement the authority to file petitions in youth court under Section 43-21-451 for school truancy. Is this authority exclusive, or may a school district employee file such a petition?

A Section 37-1391(7) specifically authorizes school attendance officers and law enforcement to file such petitions. School district employees do not have the authority to file truancy actions. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Floyd, June 21, 2019)