18A:38-5.1. No child to be excluded from school because of race, etc.
No child between the ages of four and 20 years shall be excluded from any public school on account of his race, creed, color, national origin, or ancestry. A member of any board of education who shall vote to exclude from any public school any child, on account of his race, creed, color, national origin, or ancestry shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $250.00, or by imprisonment in the county jail, workhouse or penitentiary of the county in which the offense has been committed, for not less than 30 days nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
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