2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:6-31.6 - Filling vacancies, available positions
18A:6-31.6. Filling vacancies, available positions
4. Following consideration of the tenure and seniority rights of employees provided pursuant to section 3 of this act or pursuant to any other section of law, a new school district shall fill all vacancies and available positions from a pool of qualified employees prior to interviewing applicants or hiring new employees. The pool of qualified employees shall consist of all employees of the constituent, affected, displaced or replaced school districts who would otherwise be entitled to continued employment in that district in the following school year but are not entitled to continued employment in the new school district because of tenure or seniority status. During the school year in which the new district is established, a new school district shall not hire an employee for a particular position until all employees in the labor pool qualified to fill the position have been offered employment by the new school district.