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Domicile
A child is not entitled to a free public education in New Jersey where evidence establishes that the child's parents are domiciled in New York. An unemancipated infant cannot acquire a domicile other than its parents'. Decision: 2 N.J.A.R. 283
A child's all-year residence in a school district for one year or longer is insufficient to entitle the child to a free public education in New Jersey. The child must have a parent or guardian residing with him. Decision: 2 N.J.A.R. 283
Extracurricular Activities
It is within the discretion delegated to local boards of education to permit or deny participation by nonpublic school students in public school extracurricular activities. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 110
Lease-Purchase Agreement
Board of education's plan to replace four buildings with one new school through a lease-purchase agreement had a rational basis and was not arbitrary or capricious. Therefore, the judge rejected petitioner's request for relief denying the approval of the plan. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 892
Racial Imbalance
Request to end sending-receiving relationship between districts is denied because of the effect on racial imbalance at the receiving high school. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 566
The Commissioner of Education and the State Board may take steps to counter trends toward withdrawal of the white majority from public schools. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 566
Regionalization
Compulsory regionalization is not limited to cases where the districts constitute a "single community." Regionalization may be ordered to promote the State policy against racial discrimination. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 566
Sending-Receiving Relationship
Request to end sending-receiving relationship between districts is denied because of the effect on racial imbalance at the receiving high school. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 566
Sending-Receiving Schools
Board's policy establishing a four percent maximum on the number of students permitted to enroll in one of the high. schools accepting its district's students was validly adopted and was not arbitrary or unreasonable. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 831
Takeover of District
State takeover of Jersey City schools was ordered upon finding that the Jersey City Board of Education was not providing a thorough and efficient education as required by law and that the district was unable to take the necessary corrective measures on its own. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 001
Tuition Policy
District must stop admitting students from a neighboring district on a tuition-paying basis because doing so exacerbates the racial imbalance at the school the students were assigned to attend. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 566
Withdrawals
Employees of a new school district created by the withdrawal of one district from another have the same tenure, seniority, pension and leave of rights as they had before the withdrawal occurred. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 080
Conditions agreed to by a withdrawing school district and approved by the Board of Education may not later be challenged in a proceeding before the Commissioner of Education. Decision: 7 N.J.A.R. 057