Report No. 165
8. Special Schools.-
If there is in existence a special school within the prescribed distance from the residence of a child who is suffering from a physical or mental defect, the competent authority may, if it is satisfied that the child is not receiving any education in some other manner considered by it to be satisfactory, by order require the child to attend the special school; and it shall be the duty of the parent or guardian of such child to cause the child to attend the special school unless there be a reasonable excuse for the non-attendance of the child within the meaning of clause (iv) of section (5).