(a) The commissioner of education is authorized to appoint a supervisor of census and attendance in the department of education whose primary responsibility shall be to supervise and enforce the provisions of census and compulsory school attendance laws.
(b) The supervisor of census and attendance shall have general supervision over census enumerators and attendance officers and other persons authorized to perform the duties of census enumerators and attendance officers.
(c) The commissioner is authorized to prescribe the duties of the supervisor and to make rules and regulations for the performance of the duties, not inconsistent with law, that will promote the purposes of the census and compulsory school attendance laws.
(d) The supervisor shall cooperate fully with directors of schools and boards of education in the enforcement of the census and compulsory school attendance laws, and shall furnish to boards of education ratings relative to the efficiency of local school attendance officials.
Acts 1945, ch. 143, § 1; C. Supp. 1950, § 2475.1; Acts 1974, ch. 654, § 107; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 49-1738.