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Compulsory School Attendance and Student Accounting Department

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The Importance of School Attendance

Parents/Guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school, every day, on time unless properly excused pursuant to NJ state law (NJSA 18A:38-25) and District Policy #5200.

Failure to cause a child to attend school regularly and on time can result in parent & child referral to municipal court for truancy and a fine. For further information please contact your child’s school or the Compulsory School Attendance and Student Accounting Department.


Student Attendance


Natalia Frazier-Thompson 

Interim Supervisor for Compulsory School Attendance 
and Student Accounting Department

Operational Units I,II & III

Aidin Ortiz

Senior Specialist 
Unit I & II

Virginia Jackson

Senior Specialist
Unit II & III





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