Hon. Barbara C. Stolte See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Middlesex County
Vicinage 8
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Comment #: NJ1383
In a matter brought before Middlesex County Superior Court, Judge Stolte sided with the non - custodial parent, ordering that a child entering 4th grade could not return to the school where she had been thriving academically and socially the previous two years. The custodial parent is pro se on this matter. The judge ruled that the incumbent school was not the proper school for the child. The judge seemingly independently modified the order to grant the relief that the child be enrolled in a Middle States-accredited school or a public school. The custodial parent provided the court with evidence in support of the school's standing with the state, as well as testimony that the incumbent school is the most consistent school with the level of religious practice at home, and the only school in the community with separate campuses for boys and girls. The child has not attended any mixed gender classes since preschool, and the custodial parent voiced strong objections to enrollment in a mixed gender schools based on religious values. There is no statute or precedent anywhere that requires any child in New Jersey to only attend either public school or a Middle States-accredited school. This appears to be a tremendous overreach by the judge regarding a parent's right to enroll his or her child in the private school of their choice, and a blatant disregard of New Jersey state law.