New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:36-25.1 - Certified Copy Of Birth Certificate Required For Enrollment In School, Records

18A:36-25.1. Certified copy of birth certificate required for enrollment in school, records
4. a. When a child is enrolled in a school district for the first time, the superintendent shall require the child's parent or legal guardian to provide a certified copy of the child's birth certificate or other proof of the child's identity, within 30 days of enrollment. If the child's parent or legal guardian refuses to comply with the requirement in this section, the superintendent shall notify the parent or guardian, in writing, that the matter will be referred to a law enforcement agency if the proof of identity is not provided within 10 days of the notice.

b.When a child transfers from one school district to another, the receiving school district shall obtain the child's school record from the district from which the child has transferred, within 14 days of enrollment. The school district of last attendance shall provide to the receiving district all information in the child's record related to disciplinary actions taken against the child by the district and notify the receiving district if it has obtained any information pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1982, c.79 (C.2A:4A-60). Written consent of the parent or adult pupil shall not be required as a condition of transfer of this information; however, written notice of the transfer shall be provided to the parent or adult pupil If the record has been marked pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1995, c.395 (C.52:17B-9.8b), the transferring school district shall forward the record to the receiving school district and immediately notify the Missing Persons Unit in the Department of Law and Public Safety established pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1983, c.467 (C.52:17B-9.7).

L.1995,c.395,s.4; amended 2002, c.63, s.2.

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