Borough of Wallington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wallington 3-31-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 290-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as "Ineligible Student Enrollment Prohibition."

§ 290-2 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit and penalize any parent or other person enrolling a student in the Wallington School District seeking free-of-charge education when such student is ineligible for free-of-charge education.

§ 290-3 Prohibited conduct.

It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of 18 to:
A. 
Knowingly register or enroll a student in the Wallington School District seeking free-of-charge education or maintain the enrollment of a student receiving free-of-charge education when the student is ineligible for free-of-charge education pursuant to N.J.S.A. Title 18A; or
B. 
Knowingly assist, aid or permit a student to register or enroll in the Wallington School District seeking free-of-charge education when the student is ineligible to attend free of charge pursuant to N.J.S.A. Title 18A; or
C. 
Knowingly permit his or her name, address or other residence designating documentation to be utilized in the registration or enrollment of any student seeking free-of-charge education in the Wallington School District when the student is ineligible to attend free of charge pursuant to N.J.S.A. Title 18A; or
D. 
Not notify or inform the Wallington 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 Wallington School District.

§ 290-4 Requirements.

Upon the request of the Wallington School District, the parent or guardian of a student registered in the Wallington School District shall be required to complete a questionnaire intended to determine the student's eligibility to attend school in the Wallington School District free of charge in accordance with N.J.S.A. Title 18A. All residents hosting other families, with a student enrolled in the Wallington School District in their residence, must register with the Wallington School District and must notify the Wallington School District when such other families no longer reside with the resident.

§ 290-5 Enforcement.

The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by the administrative officials of the Wallington School District and by law enforcement officials of the Borough of Wallington.

§ 290-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $2,000 and to the maximum lawful extent make restitution to the Wallington Board of Education. In determining the amount of restitution, the Municipal Court of the Borough of Wallington, Bergen County, shall include amounts incurred by the Wallington Board of Education, including but not limited to tuition costs, investigation expenses and attorneys' fees.

§ 290-7 Restitution.

Restitution ordered by the Municipal Court of the Borough of Wallington, Bergen County, shall be paid to the Wallington Board of Education within 30 days of such an order being final and not subject to further appeal. Unpaid restitution and fines may, upon the petition of the Wallington Board of Education to the Municipal Court of the Borough of Wallington, be converted into liens against the properties of the offending parties.

§ 290-8 Severability.

Each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase of this chapter is declared to be an independent section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this chapter to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause, or reason, shall not affect any other portion of this chapter, except as provided for herein, all other provisions of the chapter shall remain in full force and effect.