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Kobin and D’Anton prevail in Defense of Schools of Technology

Kobin and D’Anton prevail in Defense of Schools of Technology

Thomas R. Kobin and Michael A. D’Anton successfully defended the Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) against an emergency application to reinstate sports programs at the Schools.   The HCST accepts a limited number of talented students from municipalities (sending districts) in Hudson County.  The School Board eliminated the sports programs because of extensive cuts in State aid which prompted a number of parents to claim that the programs were arbitrarily eliminated in violation of the students’ rights.  The Administrative Law Judge rejected the parents’ arguments and refused to compel the Board to reinstate the programs, finding that participation in sports is a privilege not a right, and that students could still participate in sports in their sending districts.  The New Jersey Commissioner of Education recently affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s decision.