2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:22-33 - Submission of budget and authorization of tax.

18A:22-33 Submission of budget and authorization of tax.

18A:22-33. a. The board of education of a type II district not having a board of school estimate shall at the April school election, submit to the voters of the district, the amount of money fixed and determined in its budget pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1996, c.138 (C.18A:7F-5), excluding therefrom the sum or sums stated therein to be used for interest and debt redemption charges, in the manner provided by law, to be voted upon for the use of the public schools of the district for the ensuing school year, which amount shall be stated in the notice of the election, and the legal voters of the district shall determine at the April election, by a majority vote of those voting upon the proposition, the sum or sums, not exceeding those stated in the notice of the election, to be raised by special district tax for said purposes, in the district during the ensuing school year and the secretary of the board of education shall certify the amount so determined upon, if any, and the sums so stated for interest and debt redemption charges, to the county board of taxation of the county within two days following the certification of the election results and the amount or amounts so certified shall be included in the taxes assessed, levied and collected in the municipality or municipalities comprising the district for such purposes; except that, in the case of a district which , following the school election and the approval by the voters of the sum to be raised by special district tax for the schools of the district, determines that it has a greater surplus account available for the school year than estimated when the sum to be raised by special district tax was presented to the voters, the secretary of the board of education, with the approval of the commissioner, may between the date of the school election and the delivery of tax bills pursuant to R.S.54:4-64 re-certify to the county board of taxation the sum or sums to be raised by special district tax in the district during the ensuing school year, if the sum is lower than that approved by the voters in the school election, and if the reduction is equivalent to the additional amount available in the surplus account to be applied towards the district's budget. The amount re-certified shall be included in the taxes assessed, levied and collected in the municipality or municipalities comprising the district.

b. In the case of a district in which the annual school election is in November pursuant to subsection a. of section 1 of P.L.2011, c.202 (C.19:60-1.1), by May 19 the secretary of the board of education shall certify the amount fixed and determined by the school board pursuant to N.J.S.18A:22-32 other than any additional funds to be voted upon by the legal voters of the district and the sums so stated for interest and debt redemption charges, to the county board of taxation of the county and the amount or amounts so certified shall be included in the taxes assessed, levied and collected in the municipality or municipalities comprising the district for such purposes; except that, in the case of a district which determines that it has a greater surplus account available for the school year than estimated when the sum to be raised by special district tax was certified to the county board of taxation of the county, the secretary of the board of education, with the approval of the commissioner, may between May 19 and the delivery of tax bills pursuant to R.S.54:4-64 re-certify to the county board of taxation the sum or sums to be raised by special district tax in the district during the ensuing school year, if the sum is lower than that initially certified to the county board of taxation of the county, and if the reduction is equivalent to the additional amount available in the surplus account to be applied towards the district's budget. The amount re-certified shall be included in the taxes assessed, levied and collected in the municipality or municipalities comprising the district.

amended 1968, c.295, s.6; 1978, c.136, s.12; 1993, c.83, s.9; 1996, c.138, s.58; 1999, c.346; 2011, c.202, s.20.

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