New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:12-27 - School Ethics Commission

18A:12-27. School Ethics Commission
7. a. There is hereby established in the State Department of Education a commission to be known as the "School Ethics Commission." The commission shall consist of nine members, not more than five of whom shall be from the same political party: two shall be board members; two shall be school administrators; and five shall be persons who are not school officials. All members shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

b. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this act.

c. No member of the commission shall serve on or campaign for any office of a political organization during membership on the commission.

d. All members shall serve for a term of three years, except that for the members initially appointed, one board member, one administrator, and one public member shall be appointed for a term of three years; one board member and two public members shall be appointed for a term of two years; and one administrator and two public members shall be appointed for a term of one year.

e. Each member shall serve until the member's successor has been appointed and qualified. If a school official appointed to the commission ceases to be a school official, the person's appointment to the commission shall expire on the next succeeding July 1, or when the person's successor has been appointed and qualified, whichever occurs earlier. However, the membership of a school official who has been removed from office for official misconduct shall immediately cease upon such removal.

f. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term.

g. The members of the commission shall, by majority vote, select from among themselves one member to serve as chairperson for a term not to exceed one year.


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