2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:61A-6 - Commissioner supervision; powers, duties.
18A:61A-6 Commissioner supervision; powers, duties.
6.The school shall be governed by the Commissioner of Education under the general policies and guidelines set by the State Board of Education, and the commissioner shall have general supervision over, and shall be vested with the conduct of, the school. The commissioner shall, within the general policies and guidelines set by the State Board of Education, have the power and duty to:
a.Determine the educational curriculum and program of the school in accordance with the arts standards, frameworks and assessments;
b.Determine policies for the organization, administration and development of the school;
c.Study the educational and financial needs of the school; annually acquaint the Governor and Legislature with the condition of the school; and prepare, and after concurrence by and jointly with the State Board of Education, present the annual budget to the Governor and Legislature, in accordance with law;
d.Subject to the provisions of P.L.1944, c.112 (C.52:27B-1 et seq.), direct and control the expenditures of the school in accordance with the provisions of the budget and the appropriations acts of the Legislature, except that with respect to transfers of funds pursuant to P.L.1944, c.112 (C.52:27B-1 et seq.), the school shall be deemed a spending agency, and as to funds received or solicited from other sources, in accordance with the terms of any applicable trusts, gifts, bequests, or other special provisions, the counsel, advice and assistance of the Division of Investment in the Department of the Treasury shall be available to the commissioner in the establishment and maintenance of endowment and trust funds;
e.With the approval of the State Board of Education appoint and fix the compensation of a director of the school who shall be its executive officer and shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner;
f.Appoint members of the academic, administrative and teaching staffs as shall be required and fix their compensation and terms of employment in accordance with salary policies adopted by the State Board of Education, which salary policies shall prescribe qualifications for the education staff that may be in any given classification;
g.Appoint, remove, promote and transfer such other officers, agents or employees as may be required for carrying out the purposes of the school and assign their duties, determine their salaries and prescribe qualifications for all positions, all in accordance with the provisions of Title 11A, Civil Service, of the New Jersey Statutes;
h.Subject to the provisions of P.L.1954, c.48 (C.52:34-6 et seq.), to enter into contracts and agreements with the State or any of its political subdivisions or with the United States, or with any public body, department or other agency of the State or the United States or with any individual, firm, or corporation which are deemed necessary or advisable by the commissioner for carrying out the purposes of the school;
i.Adopt bylaws and make and promulgate such rules, regulations and orders, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act that are necessary and proper for the administration and operation of the school and the carrying out of its purposes;
j.Receive and accept private and corporate contributions for such purposes and upon such terms as the donor may prescribe consistent with the purposes of the school and general policies and guidelines set by the State Board of Education.
L.1969, c.95, s.6; amended 2000, c.115, s.5; 2010, c.87, s.24.
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