Assembly OK’s ‘Tabitha’s Law’ Requiring Parents To Notify School Of A Child’s Absence

TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by assemblymen Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Scott T. Rumana to require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, and in turn require schools to notify parents if a student fails to attend – an idea stemming from the disappearance of a Nashville teen – was approved 75-0-2 Thursday by the Assembly.