N.J. Admin. Code § 10:69-10.9 - School attendance defined

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) A child eligible under the age requirements of 10:69-3.13 shall be considered a student regularly attending a school or training course when he or she is enrolled in and physically attending, as certified by the school or institute, a program of study or training leading to a certificate, diploma or degree:
1. Full time;
2. At least half-time and is regularly employed part-time or is available for and actively seeking part-time employment; or
3. At least half-time and is precluded from full-time attendance or part-time employment because of a verified physical disability.
(c) Full-time and half-time attendance are defined as:
1. In a trade or technical school, in a program involving shop practice, full-time is 30 clock hours per week and half-time is 15 clock hours; in a program without shop practice, full-time is 25 clock hours and half-time is 12 clock hours;
2. In a college or university, full-time is 12 semester or quarter hours and half-time is eight semester or quarter hours;
3. In a secondary school, full-time is 25 clock hours per week or four Carnegie units per year and half-time is 12 clock hours or two Carnegie units; and
4. In a secondary education program of cooperative training or in apprenticeship training, full-time attendance is as defined by the State Department of Education.
(d) When a parent of an eligible child is a student regularly attending school as defined in this section, the provisions of 10:69-10.8(b) and (c) shall apply.
(e) A child shall be considered in regular attendance in months in which he or she is not attending because of official school or training program, vacation, illness, convalescence or family emergency, and for the month in which he or she begins, completes or discontinues his or her school or training program.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:69-10.9

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