departmentPaterson Public Schools

Compulsory Student Attendance and Student Accounting Department

  • Welcome
  • Contact Us

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



Theodore “TJ” Best

Director of Student Attendance and Anti-Bullying
Office: (973) 321-2404
Mobile: (973) 330-7613
Fax: (973) 321-0399













Complete List of Schools

High Schools

Elementary Schools

Elementary Academies

Alternative Education


Complete List of Departments