2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:13-19 - Procedure following school budget rejection.
18A:13-19 Procedure following school budget rejection.
18A:13-19. a. If the voters reject any of the items submitted at the annual April school election, within two days thereafter the board of education of the regional district shall certify to the governing body of each municipality, included within the regional district, the item or items so rejected, and such governing bodies, after consultation with the board, and no later than May 19 shall determine the amount or amounts for the ensuing school year and cause the same to be certified by the respective municipal clerks to the board of education of the regional district. The board and the governing bodies shall follow the procedures established in section 5 of P.L.1996, c.138 (C.18A:7F-5) and N.J.S.18A:22-37.
b. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of this section to the contrary, whenever the Commissioner of Education changes the annual school election date pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1995, c.278 (C.19:60-1), the commissioner shall change the deadline set forth in subsection a. of this section by which date the governing bodies are required to determine the amount for the ensuing school year and cause the same to be certified to the board of education of the regional district. The commissioner in changing the deadline shall ensure that the number of calendar days from the changed date of the annual school election to the deadline is no less than the number of calendar days from the third Tuesday of April to May 19 of that calendar year.
amended 1969, c.250, s.1; 1978, c.136, s.4; 1979, c.23, s.10; 1983, c.119, s.1; 1992, c.159, s.11; 1995, c.94, s.1; 1996, c.138, s.48; 2011, c.202, s.14; 2013, c.173, s.1.