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.

Contact Us


    Natalia Frazier-Thompson

    Deputy Director of Compulory School Attendance & Student Accounting Department/Special Investigations Unit
    Operational Units I,II,III,IV & V

    Virginia Jackson

    Coordinator of CSASA / Special Investigations Unit
    Unit I,II,III,IV & IV

    Aidin Ortiz

    Senior Specialist of CSASA/Special Investigations Unit
    Eastside High School, Alonzo "Tambua" Moody Academy for Social Change, Rosa Parks High School, and Paterson STEAM High School

    Mayra-Raquel Amador

    Chronic Absenteeism Specialist
    John F. Kennedy High School, International High School, Paterson P-Tech High School, and Newcomers High School

    Lindsey Barker

    Chronic Absenteeism Specialist
    School 2, School 6, School 12, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Young Men's Academy

    Edith Giggetts-Holland

    Chronic Absenteeism Specialist
    School 7, School 26, and Edward W. Kilpatrick

    Asia Noble

    Chronic Absenteeism Specialist
    School 10, School 21, School 28/PAGT, Rev. Dr. Frank Napier Academy

    Daniel Blathers

    Districtwide Field Investigator