(a) A state school register shall be kept by every teacher in the public elementary schools, except a teacher in:
(1) A school in which the state school register of each teacher is kept on behalf of the teacher in a central office by an employee of the school district.
(2) A school in which a central file of individual records of pupil enrollment, absence, and attendance is maintained on forms containing at least the minimum items of information prescribed by the State Department of Education, and whose principal submits periodic reports of pupil personnel data to the city or district superintendent of schools, or, if no superintendent is employed in the district, to the county superintendent of schools on forms approved by the State Department of Education.
(b) There shall be recorded in each state school register the absence and attendance of each pupil enrolled in the classes taught by the teacher keeping the register or on whose behalf the register is kept and any additional information required by the State Department of Education.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)