The Board of Education recognizes that efficient district operations require an accurate and up to date accounting of the number of pupils resident in this district and enrolled in district classes and programs.

Pupil attendance shall be recorded in the school register during school hours on each day the school is in session. Separate registers shall be kept for pupils attending preschool, Kindergarten, grades one through five, grades six through eight, grades nine through twelve, each preschool class for the disabled, each class for the disabled, shared-time classes for regular pupils, shared-time classes for pupils with disabilities, full-time bilingual education programs and vocational day programs, summer schools operated by the district, and any other programs as required by the New Jersey Department of Education and N.J.A.C. 6A:32-8.1(d).

A pupil who has been placed on home instruction shall have his or her attendance status recorded on the regular register attendance pages for the program in which the pupil is enrolled. For the period beginning the first day the pupil is unable to attend school and ending the day before the first instructional day at the pupil’s place of confinement, the pupil shall be marked absent. No absences will be recorded for the pupil while on home instruction, providing the hours of instruction are no less than required by N.J.A.C. 6A:14-4.8 and 4.9. The number of possible days of enrollment for a pupil on home instruction shall be the same as for other pupils in the program in which the pupil is enrolled.

Such records shall be made and maintained as will enable the Board to plan program and facilities development, appropriate allocation of district resources, and receive the district’s maximum amount of State and federal aid.

The Superintendent or designee shall annually and in accordance with the timelines established by the Commissioner, file a report with the Commissioner stating the school district’s enrollment.

N.J.S.A. 18A:25-4

N.J.A.C. 6A:14-4.8; 6A:14-4.9; 6A:32-8.1; 6A:32-8.2

Adopted: June 1992

Revised: August 2006