New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:13-34 - Creation Of Regional School District, Apportionment Of Appropriations.

18A:13-34 Creation of regional school district, apportionment of appropriations.

18A:13-34. If the boards of education of two or more local districts, or the board of education of a consolidated district, or of a district comprising two or more municipalities, and the commissioner or his representative, after consultation, study and investigation, shall determine, that it is advisable for such districts to join and create, or for such district to become

(a)an all purpose regional school district for all the school purposes of such districts or district, or

(b)a limited purpose regional school district to provide and operate, in the territory comprised within such local districts or district, one or more of the following: elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, vocational schools, special schools, health facilities or particular educational services or facilities, that board or boards shall by resolution frame and adopt a proposal to that effect stating also the manner in which the amounts to be raised for annual or special appropriations for such proposed regional school district, including the amounts to be raised for interest upon, and the redemption of bonds payable by the regional district, shall be apportioned upon the basis of:

a.the portion of each municipality's equalized valuation allocated to the regional district, calculated as described in the definition of equalized valuation in section 3 of P.L.1990, c.52 (C.18A:7D-3);

b.the proportional number of pupils enrolled from each municipality on the 15th day of October of the prebudget year in the same manner as would apply if each municipality comprised separate constituent school districts; or

c.any combination of apportionment based upon equalized valuations pursuant to subsection a. of this section or pupil enrollments pursuant to subsection b. of this section, and each such board shall submit on the same day in each municipality in its district at a special election or at the general election the question whether or not the proposal shall be approved, briefly describing the contents of the resolution and stating the date of its adoption and they may submit also, at the special election, as part of such proposal, any other provisions which may be submitted, at such a special election, under the provisions of this chapter but no such special election shall be held on any day before April 15 or after December 1 of any calendar year. Except as otherwise provided herein, the special election shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of P.L.1995, c.278 (C.19:60-1 et al.).

amended 1993, c.67, s.2; 1995, c.278, s.33; 2013, c.172, s.3.

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