[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Hamilton 6-5-2008 by Ord. No. 08-035; amended in its entirety 11-18-2008 by Ord. No. 08-068 (Ch. 86, § 86-26, of the 1994 Code of Ordinances). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit and penalize any parent or other person from enrolling a nonresident student in the Hamilton Township School District.
It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of 18 to:
Assist, aid, abet, allow, permit, suffer or encourage a student to register or enroll in the Hamilton Township School District where the student is ineligible to attend; or
Knowingly permit his or her name, address or other residence-designating documentation to be utilized in the registration or enrollment of any nonresident student in the Hamilton Township School District; or
Not notify or inform the Hamilton Township School District when a student is no longer a resident in the household of that person who had previously knowingly permitted his or her name, address or other residence-designating documentation to be utilized in the registration or enrollment of the student in the Hamilton Township School District.
Sections 379-1 and 379-2 shall be enforced by the administrative officials of the school district and/or school facilities where such prohibited activities are undertaken and the attendance/residency officer and/or the attendance/residency investigator. All residents hosting other families with a student enrolled in the Hamilton Township School District in their residence must register with the Hamilton Township School District and must notify the Hamilton Township School District when such other families no longer reside with the resident.
Any person violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to make restitution to the Hamilton Township Board of Education and pay a fine of not more than $2,000. In determining the amount of restitution, the court shall include amounts incurred by the Hamilton Township Board of Education, including but not limited to tuition costs, investigation expenses and attorneys' fees.
Restitution ordered by the Municipal Court of the Township of Hamilton, Mercer County, shall be converted into a lien against the property of the offending party.