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Posted on: April 8, 2020

May Election School District Deadlines Extended

As a result of changing the April school board elections to May, yesterday Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 116, extending certain statutory deadlines for school districts with elections postponed until May. The executive order extends the statutory time period for the municipal governing bodies to review defeated school budgets. The deadline to submit a certified tax levy to the county board of taxation is extended to June 9, 2020.

In addition, the executive order extended the deadline to give non-tenured teaching, staff members a written offer of a contract for employment for next year or notice that such employment will not be offered, from May 15 to June 5. Any non-tenured teaching staff must notify the school board in writing on or before June 22 if they accept the employment offer.

Finally, the order extends the terms of board of education members whose terms are due to expire at the first organization meeting following the April election to the first organization meeting following the May 12 election. The terms of board of education members elected at the May 12 election will run as though they had taken office at the first organization meeting following the April election.

The order took effect on April 7, 2020.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x112.

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