[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pemberton 7-21-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parent or guardian. It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian to assist, aid, abet, allow, permit, suffer or encourage his or her child to illegally register or enroll in the Township of Pemberton School District ("District") where the child is ineligible to attend as a result of the child's nonresident status.
Resident. It shall be unlawful for any resident to 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 District unless previous approval has been granted by the District's Superintendent in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:38-1 et seq.
Any person who fraudulently allows a child of another person to use his or her residence and is not the primary financial supporter of that child, and any parent or guardian who fraudulently claims to have given up custody of his or her child to a Borough resident, commits a disorderly persons offense. There shall be a presumption that a violation of this chapter has occurred upon a finding by the District Board of Education that there has been a fraudulent enrollment, which finding is not appealed to the Commissioner of Education, or following an appeal to the Department of Education, the Commissioner of Education finds that the child was fraudulently enrolled in the District.
A person who violates this chapter shall be subject to a fine, upon conviction, of not more than $1,000. The Municipal Court may also order restitution prorated to the time of the child's ineligible attendance in the District. Such tuition shall be computed on a basis of 1/180 of the total annual per-pupil cost to the District multiplied by the number of days of ineligible attendance. Failure to pay the fine and/or restitution may result in the imposition of a lien against the property utilized to facilitate the fraudulent enrollment.