Senator LINDA R. GREENSTEIN
District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)
Senator JIM WHELAN
District 2 (Atlantic)
Assemblyman PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblyman TIMOTHY J. EUSTACE
District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblyman BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Permits a board of education to adopt a salary policy of up to five years.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Education Committee on December 16, 2013, with amendments.
An Act concerning certain salary policies adopted by boards of education and amending N.J.S.18A:29-4.1.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. N.J.S.18A:29-4.1 is amended to read as follows:
18A:29-4.1 A board of education of any district may adopt a [one, two or three year] 1one, two, three, four, or five year1 salary policy, including salary schedules for all full-time teaching staff members which shall not be less than those required by law. [Such] The policy and schedules shall be binding upon the adopting board and upon all future boards in the same district for [a] 1[the entire] a1 period [of one, two or three years from the effective date of such] 1[covered by] of one, two, three, four, or five years from the effective date of1 the policy but shall not prohibit the payment of salaries higher than those required by [such] the policy or schedules nor the subsequent adoption of policies or schedules providing for higher salaries, increments or adjustments.
1[Upon expiration of any salary policy adopted pursuant to this section, a board of education shall be obligated to pay all increments due under the expired salary policy until a salary policy for a subsequent time period is agreed upon through collective bargaining negotiations.]1
Every school budget adopted, certified or approved by the board, the voters of the district, the board of school estimate, the governing body of the municipality or municipalities, or the commissioner, as the case may be, shall contain such amounts as may be necessary to fully implement [such] the policy and schedules for that budget year.
(cf: P.L.1987, c.123, s.1)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.