In April, 2014, the ACLU-NJ identified 136 school districts that require overly restrictive forms of identification for an adult to enroll a child in school, contrary to state and federal law. The ACLU-NJ sent a letter to these districts advising them to change their policies or face litigation. The policies among the 136 districts varied widely in degree. Some districts’ policies plainly discriminated against children of undocumented parents, while other districts’ guidelines, such as those calling for photo ID without specifying that it be state-issued, prevented or discouraged undocumented parents from registering their children.

At least 46 districts had discriminatory policies in 2008, when the ACLU-NJ surveyed more than 500 districts about their enrollment policies. These districts continue to engage in discriminatory ID policies and are marked by an asterisk.

    Atlantic County

    View the policies from the schools in Atlantic county (PDF).

    • Absecon Public Schools*
    • Atlantic City Public Schools
    • Egg Harbor Township School District
    • Galloway Community Charter School*
    • Galloway Township Public Schools
    • Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District
    • Linwood City School District*
    • Margate City School District*
    • Pleasantville Public School District
    • Somers Point School District
    • Ventnor City School District*

    Bergen County

    View the policies from the schools in Bergen county (PDF).

    • Bergenfield Borough School District
    • Cresskill Public School District
    • Dumont Board of Education
    • East Rutherford School District
    • Edgewater School District*
    • Elmwood Park Board of Education
    • Emerson Public Schools*
    • Fort Lee Public Schools
    • Glen Rock Public School District
    • Hackensack City*
    • Harrington Park School District
    • Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education*
    • Leonia Public Schools
    • Lyndhurst School District
    • Northvale Public School*
    • Old Tappan Public School District*
    • Paramus Public Schools
    • Ridgefield Park Township
    • Ridgefield Public Schools
    • Ridgewood Public Schools
    • River Edge Schools
    • Saddle Brook Township Board of Education
    • Teaneck Public School
    • Tenafly Public Schools
    • Westwood Regional School District
    • Wood-Ridge Board of Education*

    Burlington County

    View the policies from the schools in Burlington county (PDF).

    • Burlington City Public Schools*
    • Burlington Township Board of Education*
    • Delran Township School District
    • Eastampton Township School District
    • Maple Shade Schools*
    • Mount Holly Township Public Schools
    • New Hanover Township
    • Northern Burlington County Regional School District
    • Pemberton Township Schools
    • Southampton Township School District

    Camden County

    View the policies from the schools in Camden county (PDF).

    • Audubon Public Schools
    • Bellmawr Public Schools
    • Berlin Borough School District
    • Berlin Township School District
    • Camden City Public Schools
    • Cherry Hill Public Schools
    • Clementon Elementary School
    • Gloucester Township Public Schools
    • Haddon Township School District
    • Mt. Ephraim School District*
    • Oaklyn Public School
    • Runnemede Public School District
    • Somerdale Public School
    • Sterling School District
    • Waterford Township Public Schools

    Cape May County

    View the policies from the schools in Cape May county (PDF).

    • Ocean City School District
    • West Cape May Elementary

    Cumberland County

    View the policies from the schools in Cumberland county (PDF).

    • Fairfield Township School District
    • Millville Board of Education

    Essex County

    View the policies from the schools in Essex county (PDF).

    • Belleville Public Schools*
    • East Orange School District
    • Essex Fells School District*
    • Livingston Public Schools*
    • Montclair Public Schools
    • North Caldwell Board of Education
    • Nutley Public School District
    • Orange Board of Education
    • South Orange-Maplewood School District*
    • West Orange Public Schools

    Gloucester County

    View the policies from the schools in Gloucester county (PDF).

    • Clayton Public Schools
    • East Greenwich Township Board of Education
    • Franklin Township Board of Education
    • Glassboro Public Schools
    • Kingsway Regional School District
    • Logan Township School District
    • Monroe Township Board of Education
    • National Park Boro School District
    • Westville Boro Public School District

    Hunterdon County

    All school districts in Hunterdon county are compliant.

    Hudson County

    View the policies from the schools in Hudson county (PDF).

    • Guttenberg School District
    • Harrison Public Schools*
    • Jersey City Community Charter School
    • Jersey City Public Schools
    • Kearny*
    • Secaucus Board of Education*
    • Union City School District

    Mercer County

    View the policies from the schools in Mercer county (PDF).

    • East Windsor Regional School District*
    • Hamilton Township
    • Lawrence Township Public Schools
    • Trenton Public Schools*

    Middlesex County

    View the policies from the schools in Middlesex county (PDF).

    • Highland Park Board of Education
    • Monroe Township Board of Education
    • North Brunswick Township Public Schools*
    • Old Bridge Township School District*
    • Perth Amboy Public Schools
    • Piscataway Township Schools

    Monmouth County

    View the policies from the schools in Monmouth county (PDF).

    • Bradley Beach Elementary School
    • Colts Neck Township School District*
    • Red Bank Borough Public Schools*
    • Roosevelt Public School District
    • Sea Girt Borough Public Schools*
    • Shore Regional High School District*
    • Township of Ocean Schools
    • Union Beach Public School District

    Morris County

    View the policies from the schools in Morris county (PDF).

    • Long Hill Township School District
    • Madison Public Schools*
    • Riverdale School District*

    Ocean County

    View the policies from the schools in Ocean county (PDF).

    • Lakehurst Elementary School District
    • Manchester Township School District*
    • Pinelands Regional Board of Education
    • Point Pleasant Borough Board of Education*

    Passaic County

    View the policies from the schools in Passaic county (PDF).

    • Prospect Park
    • Woodland Park Public Schools*

    Salem County

    View the policies from the schools in Salem county (PDF).

    • Alloway Twp School District
    • Lower Alloways Creek*
    • Salem City Board of Education
    • Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District*

    Somerset County

    View the policies from the schools in Somerset county (PDF).

    • Franklin Township Public Schools
    • North Plainfield Boro
    • Watchung Borough Public School District*

    Sussex County

    View the policies from the schools in Sussex county (PDF).

    • Montague Township School District*
    • Sandyston-Walpack Consolidated School*

    Union County

    View the policies from the schools in Union county (PDF).

    • Berkeley Heights Public Schools
    • Garwood Boro*
    • Kenilworth School District
    • Mountainside School District*
    • Roselle Park Board of Education*
    • Roselle Public Schools
    • Springfield Public Schools*

    Warren County

    View the policies from the schools in Warren county (PDF).

    • Frelinghuysen Township School District*