2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:16-1.3 - Dismissal of nontenured, certificated employee for cause, notice to State board.

18A:16-1.3 Dismissal of nontenured, certificated employee for cause, notice to State board.

1. A board of education shall notify the State Board of Examiners whenever a non-tenured, certificated employee is dismissed prior to the end of any school year for just cause as a result of misconduct in office. This notification requirement shall not apply in instances where the employee's contract is not renewed. The State Board of Examiners shall maintain a list containing the name and Social Security number of the employee and the reason for the dismissal. If a disciplinary grievance arbitration is conducted pursuant to section 8 of P.L.1989, c.269 (C.34:13A-29) as to the dismissal, or if the dismissal is appealed to a court or administrative tribunal of competent jurisdiction the board of education shall not notify the State Board of Examiners unless just cause due to misconduct in office is found by the arbitrator, the court or administrative tribunal of competent jurisdiction. If a person's name is placed on the list subsequent to a determination of just cause due to misconduct in office by the arbitrator and the person later files an appeal to a court or administrative tribunal of competent jurisdiction, a board of education shall notify the State Board of Examiners that an appeal has been filed. The State Board of Examiners shall remove the person's name from the list and upon any inquiry as to the person's status on the list, the State Board of Examiners shall indicate that the person's name has been proposed for inclusion on the list. A board of education shall notify the State Board of Examiners regarding the final determination of the court or administrative tribunal of competent jurisdiction. If a final determination is made that the basis for dismissal does not constitute misconduct in office, the State Board of Examiners shall not put the name of the person on the list. If a final determination is made that the basis for dismissal does constitute misconduct in office, the State Board of Examiners shall place the name of the person on the list. Nothing herein shall be deemed to create a right to tenure beyond the provisions of existing law.

The chief school administrator of a public school district or a nonpublic school, in New Jersey or any other state that has entered into the interstate agreement on qualification of educational personnel pursuant to P.L.1969, c.114 (C.18A:26-11 et seq.), may submit to the State Board of Examiners the name and Social Security number of a person who has applied for a position in the district or school, and the State Board of Examiners shall indicate to the chief school administrator whether the person's name appears on the list and if so, the listed reason for the dismissal or whether the person's name has been proposed for inclusion on the list.

Whenever a board of education notifies the State Board of Examiners of a person's dismissal for reasons of misconduct, the board of education shall send the person a simultaneous copy of the notifying correspondence. Whenever a chief school administrator inquires about the status on the list of a job applicant, the chief school administrator shall send the applicant a simultaneous copy of the inquiry and shall subsequently forward to the applicant a copy of the response received from the State Board of Examiners.

Any non-tenured, certificated employee who submits a false name or Social Security number to a board of education is deemed to be in violation of N.J.S.2C:28-3.

L.1997,c.200,s.1; amended 1999, c.301, s.1.

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