SENATE, No. 3076

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED DECEMBER 5, 2013

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

Senator  STEPHEN M. SWEENEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits inclusion of bonus in employment contract of school superintendent for reducing number of out-of-district placements of students with special education needs.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


An Act concerning the employment contracts of school superintendents and supplementing chapter 17 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a. A board of education shall not include within the employment contract of a superintendent of schools a provision that offers a bonus for reducing the number of students who are classified as eligible for special education programs and services pursuant to chapter 46 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes who are enrolled in an out-of-district placement.

     b.    As used in this section, “bonus” means a special monetary award provided to a superintendent of schools in addition to any regular salary, compensation, or emolument.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately, but shall not vacate any contract entered into prior to its enactment until the expiration of the original terms of the contract.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill prohibits a board of education from including within the  employment contract of a superintendent of schools a provision that offers a bonus for reducing the number of special education students enrolled in an out-of-district placement.  The bill defines bonus to mean a special monetary award provided to a superintendent of schools in addition to any regular salary, compensation, or emolument.  The bill specifies that its provisions will not vacate any contract entered into prior to the bill’s enactment until the expiration of the original terms of the contract.