Newark, NJ asked in Education Law for New Jersey

Q: GM, Efrain Are for the record. On 12-21-2018 , A summon NJSA 18A-25-38 etl,seq. Was issue again me. I have a child that

Doesn't want to attend school. Conclusion to these behavior, He

Is going through withdrawal separation of his mother. Mothers

Deceased, child is 16 years of age. Want is a helpful arguement?

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Every parent, guardian or other person having custody and control of a child between the ages of six and 16 years shall cause such child regularly to attend the public schools of the district or a day school in which there is given instruction equivalent to that provided in the public schools for children of similar grades and attainments or to receive equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school. Thus apparent to the statute, the only argument appears to be that they are in school or under medical treatment and thus medically excused.

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