2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:13-46.1 - Apportionment of membership of enlarged district board of education.

18A:13-46.1 Apportionment of membership of enlarged district board of education.

3. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any section of law to the contrary, the board of education of a regional district and the board or boards of education of one or more local districts determined to enlarge the regional school district may by resolution frame and adopt a proposal to calculate and apportion the membership of the enlarged board of education other than in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.18A:13-8 and N.J.S.18A:13-36. If the commissioner approves the alternative apportionment, then that alternative apportionment shall be included in the consultation, study, and investigation conducted pursuant to N.J.S.18A:13-43 to determine whether it is advisable to enlarge the regional school district to include the local district or districts therein. If the commissioner or his representative determines that it is advisable to enlarge the regional school district to include the local district or districts therein, and the question of whether or not the proposal to enlarge the regional district is submitted to the voters pursuant to N.J.S.18A:13-43, and the proposal is adopted by the voters pursuant to N.J.S.18A:13-44, then the members of the enlarged board of education of the regional district shall be elected in accordance with the alternate apportionment.

For an enlarged regional district with a board of education apportioned pursuant to this section, the executive county superintendent of the county in which any new constituent district of an enlarged regional district is situate shall, not later than 30 days after the election for the enlargement thereof, appoint one member of the enlarged board of education of the regional district from among the qualified citizens of each new constituent district, and the members so appointed shall serve until the first Monday succeeding the first annual April school election of the enlarged regional district. In the case of a regional district in which the annual school election is in November, the members so appointed shall serve until the first week in January next succeeding the first annual November school election of the enlarged regional district.

b. The commissioner shall reapportion the membership of the enlarged board of education in accordance with the alternative apportionment determined pursuant to this section, and shall designate the number of members to be elected from each constituent school district. All members of the board of education of the enlarged regional district shall be elected in accordance with the alternative apportionment at the next annual school election after the election to enlarge the regional district.

c. The commissioner shall allocate the initial elective terms for the first elective members of the enlarged board in the following manner:

(1) In regional districts having nine members, three members shall be elected for three years, three for two years and three for one year, which terms shall be allocated to the constituent districts to the extent of apportioned membership on the regional board of education, starting with the allocation of the terms of three years, by allocating one of such terms to each of the constituent districts in the alphabetical order of the names of such districts, and continuing then still in such order with allocation of the terms of two years and with allocation of the terms of one year.

(2) In regional districts in which there are more than nine constituent school districts, the allocation for the tenth district shall be a term of three years, for the eleventh district a term of two years, and for the twelfth district a term of one year, with continuation of such rotation until provision has been made for allocation of the terms to all districts.

L.2017, c45, s.3.

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