2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7F-41 - Supplementation of accounts, establishment of reserve accounts by board of education or board of school estimate.


NJ Rev Stat § 18A:7F-41 (2013) What's This?

18A:7F-41 Supplementation of accounts, establishment of reserve accounts by board of education or board of school estimate.

6.Notwithstanding the provisions of any law or regulation to the contrary:

a.A board of education or board of school estimate, as appropriate, may supplement a capital reserve account through a transfer by board resolution at year end of any unanticipated revenue or unexpended line-item appropriation amounts, or both, for withdrawal in subsequent school years.

b.A board of education or board of school estimate, as appropriate, may supplement a maintenance reserve account through a transfer by board resolution at year end of any unanticipated revenue or unexpended line-item appropriation amounts, or both, for withdrawal in subsequent school years.

c.A board of education or a board of school estimate, as appropriate, may through the adoption of a board resolution establish the following reserve accounts:

(1)Current expense emergency reserve account. The funds in the reserve shall be used to finance unanticipated general fund current expense costs required for a thorough and efficient education. The account shall not exceed $250,000 or one percent of the district's general fund budget up to a maximum of $1,000,000, whichever is greater. A board of education may appropriate funds to establish or supplement the reserve in the district's annual budget or through a transfer by board resolution at year end of any unanticipated revenue and unexpended line-item appropriation amounts. Withdrawals from the reserve shall require the approval of the commissioner unless the withdrawal is necessary to meet an increase in total health care costs in excess of four percent.

(2)Debt service reserve account in the debt service fund for proceeds from the sale of district property. The funds in the reserve shall be used to retire outstanding debt service obligations of the district. The reserve shall be liquidated within the lesser of five years from its inception or the remaining term on the obligations. Any remaining balance shall be used for tax relief.

d.All reserve accounts shall be established and held in accordance with GAAP and shall be subject to annual audit. Any capital gains or interest earned shall become part of the reserve account. A separate bank account is not required, however, a separate identity for each reserve account shall be maintained.

L.2007, c.62, s.6.


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