2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:22-26 - Board of school estimate, board of education of type II district to determine appropriation amount.

18A:22-26 Board of school estimate, board of education of type II district to determine appropriation amount.

18A:22-26. a. Except as otherwise provided in subsection b. of this section, at or after the public hearing but not later than April 8, the board of school estimate of a type II district having a board of school estimate shall fix and determine by a recorded roll call majority vote of its full membership the amount of money necessary to be appropriated for the use of the public schools in the district for the ensuing school year, exclusive of the amount which shall be apportioned to it by the commissioner for the year pursuant to the provisions of section 5 of P.L.1996, c.138 (C.18A:7F-5) and shall make a certificate of the amount signed by at least a majority of all members of the board, which shall be delivered to the board of education and a copy thereof, certified under oath to be correct and true by the secretary of the board of school estimate, shall be delivered to the county board of taxation on or before April 15 in each year and a duplicate of the certificate shall be delivered to the board or governing body of each of the municipalities within the territorial limits of the district having the power to make appropriations of money raised by taxation in the municipalities or political subdivisions and to the executive county superintendent of schools and the amount shall be assessed, levied and raised under the procedure and in the manner provided by law for the levying and raising of special school taxes in other type II districts and shall be paid to the board secretary or treasurer of school moneys, as appropriate, of the district for such purposes.

Within 15 days after receiving the certificate the board of education shall notify the board of school estimate, the governing body of each municipality within the territorial limits of the school district, and the commissioner if it intends to appeal to the commissioner the board of school estimate's determination as to the amount of money requested pursuant to the provisions of section 5 of P.L.1996, c.138 (C.18A:7F-5), necessary to be appropriated for the use of the public schools of the district for the ensuing school year.

b. At or after the public hearing on the budget but not later than May 14, the board of education of each type II district having a board of school estimate in which the annual school election is in November, shall fix and determine by a recorded roll call majority vote of its full membership the amount of money necessary to be raised for the use of the public schools in the district, exclusive of the amount which shall be apportioned to it by the commissioner for the year pursuant to the provisions of section 5 of P.L.1996, c.138 (C.18A:7F-5). By that same date the board of school estimate shall fix and determine by a recorded roll call majority vote of its full membership the amount of any additional funds pursuant to paragraph (9) of subsection d. of section 5 of P.L.1996, c.138 (C.18A:7F-5) and shall make a certificate of that amount signed by at least a majority of all members of the board, which shall be delivered to the board of education. The secretary of the board of education shall certify the amount so fixed and determined by the board of education and the board of school estimate and shall deliver a copy of the certificate to the county board of taxation of the county on or before May 19 in each year and a duplicate of the certificate shall be delivered to the board or governing body of each of the municipalities within the territorial limits of the districts having the power to make appropriations of money raised by taxation in the municipalities or political subdivisions and to the executive county superintendent of schools and the amount shall be assessed, levied and raised under the procedure and in the manner provided by law for the levying and raising of special school taxes in other type II districts and shall be paid to the board secretary or treasurer of school moneys, as appropriate, of the district for such purposes.

amended 1973, c.265, s.3; 1978, c.136, s.10; 1992, c.159, s.15; 1996, c.138, s.56; 2010, c.39, s.21; 2011, c.202, s.18; 2012, c.78, s.4; 2013, c.280, s.4.

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