Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood 8-9-2017 by Ord. No. 3612. Amendments noted where applicable.]
To prohibit and penalize any parent or other person enrolling a student in the Ridgewood Public School District seeking free-of-charge education when such student is ineligible for free-of-charge education.
It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of 18 to:
A. 
Knowingly register or enroll a student in the Ridgewood Public 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;
B. 
Knowingly assist, aid or permit a student to register or enroll in the Ridgewood Public 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;
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 Ridgewood Public 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 fail to inform the Ridgewood Public 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 Ridgewood Public School District.
Upon the request of the Ridgewood Public School District, the parent or guardian of a student registered in the Ridgewood Public School District shall be required to complete a questionnaire intended to determine the student's eligibility to attend school in the Ridgewood Public 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 Ridgewood Public School District in their residence, must register with the Ridgewood Public School District and must notify the Ridgewood Public School District when such other families no longer reside with the resident.
Sections 232-1 through 232-3 may be enforced by the administrative officials of the Ridgewood Public School District in their sole discretion.
Any person violating the provisions of §§ 232-1 through 232-3 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 Ridgewood Board of Education. In determining the amount of restitution, the Municipal Court of the Village of Ridgewood, Bergen County shall include amounts incurred by the Ridgewood Board of Education, including but not limited to tuition costs, investigation expenses and attorneys' fees.
Restitution ordered by the Municipal Court of the Village of Ridgewood, Bergen County, shall be paid to the Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood Board of Education to the Municipal Court of the Village of Ridgewood, be converted into liens against the properties of the offending parties.
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.