2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7A-46.1 - Capital Project Control Board.

18A:7A-46.1 Capital Project Control Board.

1. a. In any school district under full State intervention created pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1975, c.212 (C.18A:7A-1 et seq.) there may be established a Capital Project Control Board, hereinafter the board, to be responsible for the review of any capital project proposed by the State district superintendent, provided that the State district superintendent proposes that the capital project be financed in whole or in part by school bonds or notes, or through a lease purchase agreement pursuant to subsection f. of N.J.S.18A:20-4.2. The board shall also be responsible for the certification to the State district superintendent of schools and the commissioner of the necessity for the capital project and the certification of the appropriation to be made by the governing body of the municipality.

b. The board shall consist of five voting members. One member shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Education and two members shall be appointed by the chief executive officer with the consent of a majority of the full membership of the local governing body of the municipality or municipalities in which the school district is located. If the school district is comprised of two municipalities, each municipality shall be entitled to one member, appointed by the executive officer with the consent of the governing body. If the school district is comprised of more than two municipalities, each of the two municipalities with the largest population according to the most recent federal decennial census shall be entitled to one member, appointed by the executive officer with the consent of the governing body. However, if a local governing body fails to agree upon the selection of either board member appointed by an executive officer, then the Commissioner of Education shall make the appointment. One member shall be appointed by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs who shall have experience in the area of local finance and capital projects. The fifth member shall be the State district superintendent of schools who shall serve ex-officio and shall act as chairperson of the board. The board members, except for the State district superintendent, shall each serve for a term of one year commencing on July 1 of each year and expiring on June 30 of the following year. Any vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided by the original appointment. Members of the board may be employees of the State or any subdivision thereof. All members of the board shall serve without compensation.

c. The board shall meet from time to time upon the request of the State district superintendent. All meetings of the board shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act," P.L.1975, c.231 (C.10:4-6 et seq.). The State district superintendent shall be charged with the responsibility of preparing a transcript of the proceedings and all votes shall be recorded in writing.

L.1991,c.139,s.1; amended 2000, c.72, s.32; 2005, c.235, s.21; 2007, c.16, s.13.

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