WARREN, NJ. - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, including Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), alleging they have “policies that discriminate by asking for state-issued identification, in violation of state law and the Constitution,” on Thursday. ”Watchung Hills has never denied admission to a student based upon immigration/visa status or based upon the failure of a family to produce a particular form of documentation as proof of residency, “said WHRHS Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett in an e-mail to TAPinto Warren on Friday.
“We are in the process of reviewing all of our enrollment forms to make sure that they are legally compliant and have taken down the link to the current forms while we undertake this review,” Jewett said. “It is extremely unfortunate that the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against our District instead of reaching out to us to address its concerns. I am confident that we could have worked through any differences in a collaborative way without wasting precious taxpayer dollars on needless litigation.”
The school districts and links to the filings are listed below:
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