2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:36-19a - Student records.
18A:36-19a Student records.
1.The chief school administrator or the administrator's designee of any local school district that enrolls a new student shall request, in writing, the student's records from the school district of last attendance within two weeks from the date that the student enrolls in the new school district. The school district of last attendance shall provide to the receiving district all information in the student's record related to disciplinary actions taken against the student by the district and notify the receiving district, in writing, if it has obtained any information pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1982, c.79 (C.2A:4A-60) or section 1 of P.L.2009, c.157 (C.2C:43-5.1). If the receiving district, after having requested in writing the student's records from the school district of last attendance, does not receive those records, it shall use every available means to obtain the records. If the school district of last attendance does not receive a written request for the student's records within two weeks of the student's transfer, it shall use every available means to determine which local school district the student has enrolled in, and to send the student's records, including any information received regarding criminal history pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1982, c.79 (C.2A:4A-60) or section 1 of P.L.2009, c.157 (C.2C:43-5.1), to that district.
Written consent of the parent or adult student shall not be required as a condition of transfer of this information; however, written notice of the transfer shall be provided to the parent or adult student. Additionally, the school district shall obtain proper identification of any new student such as a certified copy of the student's certificate of birth.
L.1986, c.160, s.1; amended 2002, c.63, s.1; 2009, c.157, s.2.
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