2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:8-49 - Final audit of non-operating district's accounts.
18A:8-49 Final audit of non-operating district's accounts.
7. a. The board of education of the district with which the non-operating district is merged shall cause a final audit of the non-operating district's accounts and financial transactions to be made by a public school accountant pursuant to N.J.S.18A:23-1 et seq., and shall provide for the liquidation of the assets of the non-operating district. The non-operating district shall be responsible for the costs of the final audit which shall be payable from the district's accounts prior to the liquidation of the assets. Upon completion of the liquidation, any cash balances, including any remaining reserve balances, shall be paid to the municipal governing body of the municipality in which the former non-operating district is located, and any indebtedness shall be the responsibility of that municipal governing body.
b. Upon the elimination of a non-operating district pursuant to section 2 of this act, the books, documents, and records of that district shall be turned over to the board of education of the new district.
c. Upon the elimination of a non-operating district pursuant to section 2 of this act, the municipal governing body of the municipality in which the former non-operating district is located shall take title to and control of all school grounds and buildings, unless the deed on the school grounds and building directs otherwise, and the furnishings and equipment therein, situated in the municipality.
L.2009, c.78, s.7.