2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:6-97 - Members; selection; reimbursement of expenses; term of office; vacancies; removal
18A:6-97. Members; selection; reimbursement of expenses; term of office; vacancies; removal
The board of directors shall be selected through procedures established by the board of directors and shall consist of 21 members. Members of the board of directors shall be selected as follows:
a. Twelve teaching staff members to be selected from each of the following categories:
(1) special education teacher;
(2) vocational education teacher;
(3) K-2 teacher;
(4) 3-5 teacher;
(5) 6-8 teacher;
(6) 9-12 teacher;
(7) pupil personnel staff;
(8) elementary principal;
(9) secondary principal;
(10) curriculum supervisor;
(11) superintendent of schools;
(12) business manager/board secretary.
The selection of teaching staff members from categories 1 through 6 shall be made from a list of nominees provided by their respective county professional organizations representing local associations dealing with terms and conditions of employment. No one who is not a member of such an organization shall be excluded from consideration for such a list. The selection of teaching staff members from categories 7 through 12 shall be made from a list of nominees provided by their respective county professional organizations;
b. Two parents;
c. Two representatives of a nonprofit, nonpublic school;
d. One representative of higher education;
e. Two members of local boards of education;
f. (Deleted by amendment, P.L., c.  );
g. (Deleted by amendment, P.L., c.  );
h. One representative of business and industry; and
i. One student representative.
Members of the board of directors shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses.
The terms of office of the members shall be for 3 years beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30, except that of the members first appointed, seven shall be appointed for terms of 1 year; seven for terms of 2 years and seven for terms of 3 years.
Each member shall serve until his successor shall have been appointed and vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments for the remainder of the unexpired terms. No member shall serve more than two successive terms. No member of the board of directors shall be interested directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the board. Whenever a member of the board of directors shall cease to be a bona fide resident of or an employee of an agency or firm located within the State his or her membership on the board shall immediately cease, and any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the board without good cause may be removed by it.
L.1978, c. 58, s. 3, eff. June 29, 1978. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, s. 6, eff. July 1, 1983.
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