The District may file a PINS (person in need of supervision) petition in Family Court on any student under the age of 18 who demonstrates that he or she requires supervision and treatment for:
- Habitual truancy and not attending school as required by part one of Article 65 of the Education Law;
- Engaging in an ongoing or continual course of conduct which makes the student ungovernable or habitually disobedient and beyond the lawful control of the school.
TYPES OF REFERRALS:
- PSAF (Preventative Services for Adolescents and Families)
- PINS (Persons in need of Supervision Diversion)
- PINS (Persons in need of Supervision Petition)
- Family Court
The Superintendent is required to refer the following students to the County Attorney for a juvenile delinquency proceeding before Family Court:
- Any student under the age of 16 who is found to have brought a weapon to school, or
- Any student 14 or 15 years’ old who qualifies for juvenile offender status under the Criminal Procedure Law Section 1.20(42).
The Superintendent is required to refer students age 16 and older or any student 14 or 15 years’ old who qualifies for juvenile offender status to the appropriate law enforcement authorities