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RARITAN TOWNSHIP – A New Jersey man was ordered to pay greater than $26,000 in tuition charges after it was found he was sending his out-of-district daughter to Hunterdon Central Excessive Faculty.

The person, who was recognized solely by his initials R.P., was ordered by the state Division of Training to pay $26,699, plus $112.49 for every day past Dec. 16, 2019 that his daughter remained enrolled within the district.

In accordance with R.P., he was in “fixed contact” with the varsity about setbacks along with his supposed transfer into the district, together with the truth that agreements to lease or purchase three houses fell by, and he ought to subsequently not should pay tuition. 

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Whereas R.P. was sending his daughter to Hunterdon Central Excessive Faculty, he and his household by no means lived within the district; as an alternative, the household resided at an prolonged keep lodge in Branchburg, outdoors of the district’s space of attendance, based on the choice by the state Division of Training.

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R.P. maintained that the Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Training had obligation to information out-of-district college students to use to the selection program, and if it had carried out so, his daughter may have been enrolled within the district as a alternative pupil. 

New Jersey’s Interdistrict Public Faculty Alternative Program permits college students who don’t reside inside a sure district to attend that district’s colleges with out value to their mother and father. 

mother and father. 

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Hunterdon Central Regional Faculty District is a alternative district, however the board of schooling contended that R.P.’s daughter is just not entitled to routinely be enrolled as a alternative pupil. The board mentioned there may be a longtime software and choice course of with a hard and fast variety of seats, and R.P. didn’t apply. 

The board additionally mentioned that his unlucky bother securing housing throughout the district “is just not an equitable consideration,” based on the choice.

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The truth that R.P. stored the board knowledgeable of his efforts “doesn’t entitle him to a free public schooling within the district’s colleges,” based on the choice.

The choice was made in July and issued on Aug. 27.

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