2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7A-47 - Board of Education.
18A:7A-47 Board of Education.
14. a. The State board shall retain the board of education in place at the time that the State board issues the administrative order creating the school district under full State intervention. With the State board's approval the commissioner may appoint up to three additional nonvoting members to the board of education. The board of education's membership shall remain increased by these additional seats until the State withdraws from intervention in the governance component of school district effectiveness. If the commissioner appoints three additional members pursuant to this subsection, the commissioner shall appoint one of these additional members from a list of three candidates provided by the local governing body of the municipality in which the school district is located. The commissioner shall make every effort to appoint residents of the district. The board of education shall have only those rights, powers and privileges of an advisory board. The members appointed by the commissioner shall serve for a term of two years. The commissioner shall obtain approval of the State board for any extension of the two-year term. Any vacancy in the membership appointed by the commissioner shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
Six months following the district being placed under full State intervention, the commissioner shall determine whether or not the board members he has appointed shall become voting members of the advisory board of education. If the commissioner determines that the board members he has appointed shall become voting members, the school district shall have 30 days to appeal the commissioner's determination to the State Board of Education.
b. The State district superintendent may meet with the board as frequently as necessary for the effective operation of the school district. The meetings of the board shall be convened and scheduled at the direction of the State district superintendent, and the State district superintendent shall determine the agenda. At the meetings, the State district superintendent shall report to the board on all actions taken and on pending actions in a timely fashion, and provide an opportunity for a full discussion by the board and by the public of those actions. Meetings shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act," P.L.1975, c.231 (C.10:4-6 et seq.). On a regular basis, but no less than twice each year, the board of education shall report in writing directly to the State district superintendent concerning its assessment of the progress of the district. Copies of the report shall be forwarded to the commissioner and the State board. The State district superintendent shall make such clerical and other resources available as are necessary for the effective operation of the board of education.
c. The commissioner, in consultation with the New Jersey School Boards Association, shall provide the members of the board of education with appropriate in-service training in school matters.
L.1987,c.399,s.14; amended 1995, c.179, s.4; 2005, c.235, s.26; 2007, c.16, s.17.