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Thursday, July 26, 2012

G.D.M. AND T.A.M., ET AL. VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, BERGEN COUNTY


G.D.M. AND T.A.M., ET AL. VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, BERGEN COUNTY          A-0953-10T1

This appeal presents a facial challenge to the validity of a regulation, promulgated by the Board of Education of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, that seeks to control student conduct not only at school or during school related functions and activities, but at all other times and places. The regulation asserts this control by conditioning
student participation in extracurricular activities on compliance with a specifically enumerated code of student conduct, without requiring a nexus between the alleged violation of law and school order or safety.

The then Acting Commissioner of Education invalidated the regulation
because it exceeded the authority conferred upon local school boards to
regulate student conduct. We affirm. 07-24-12