2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7A-44 - Abolition of administrative positions; reorganization.


NJ Rev Stat § 18A:7A-44 (2013) What's This?

18A:7A-44 Abolition of administrative positions; reorganization.

11. a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or contract, the positions of the district's chief school administrator and those executive administrators responsible for curriculum, business and finance, and personnel may be abolished upon creation of the school district under full State intervention. The affected individuals shall be given 60 days' notice of termination or 60 days' pay. The notice or payment shall be in lieu of any other claim or recourse against the employing board or the school district based on law or contract. Any individual whose position is abolished by operation of this subsection shall be entitled to assert a claim to any position or to placement upon a preferred eligibility list for any position to which the individual may be entitled by virtue of tenure or seniority within the district. No individual whose position is abolished by operation of this subsection shall retain any right to tenure or seniority in the positions abolished herein.

b.Within 180 days of the establishment of the school district under full State intervention, the State district superintendent may prepare a reorganization of the district's central administrative and supervisory staff and may evaluate all individuals employed in central administrative and supervisory staff positions. The State district superintendent may implement the reorganization on the July 1 next following its preparation, unless otherwise directed by the commissioner. The State district superintendent shall retain the authority to prepare a reorganization and to evaluate all employed individuals after the expiration of the 180-day period.

c.Notwithstanding any other provision of law or contract, the positions of the central administrative and supervisory staff, instructional and noninstructional, other than those positions abolished pursuant to subsection a. of this section, may be abolished upon the reorganization of the staff of the school district under full State intervention. The State district superintendent may hire an individual whose position is so abolished, based upon the evaluation of the individual and the staffing needs of the reorganized district staff. These individuals shall be hired with tenure if they had tenure in their prior position. If they did not have tenure in their prior position, they may obtain tenure pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.18A:28-6. Individuals hired as State assistant superintendents shall not be hired with tenure and shall not acquire tenure. Employees or officers not hired for the reorganized staff shall be given 60 days' notice of termination or 60 days' pay. The notice or payment shall be in lieu of any other claim or recourse against the employing board or the school district based on law or contract. Notwithstanding this limitation, nothing herein shall preclude an individual from asserting upon separation from service any legal contractual right to health care coverage, annuities, accrued vacation days, accrued sick leave, insurance and approved tuition costs. Any employee whose position is abolished by operation of this subsection shall be entitled to assert a claim to any position or to placement upon a preferred eligibility list for any position to which the employee may be entitled by virtue of tenure or seniority within the district. No employee whose position is abolished by operation of this subsection shall retain any right to tenure or seniority in the positions abolished herein.

L.1987,c.399,s.11; amended 1995, c.179, s.2; 2005, c.235, s.18; 2007, c.16, s.11.


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