New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:26-14 - Contracts For Acceptance Of Personnel; Provisions; Term; Annual Report

18A:26-14. Contracts for acceptance of personnel; provisions; term; annual report
1. The designated State official of a party State may make one or more contracts on behalf of his State with one or more other party States providing for the acceptance of educational personnel. Any such contract for the period of its duration shall be applicable to and binding on the States whose designated State officials enter into it, and the subdivisions of those States, with the same force and effect as if incorporated in this agreement. A designated State official may enter into a contract pursuant to this article only with States in which he finds that there are programs of education, certification standards or other acceptable qualifications that assure preparation or qualification of educational personnel on a basis sufficiently comparable, even though not identical to that prevailing in his own State.

2. Any such contract shall provide for:

(a) Its duration.

(b) The criteria to be applied by an originating State in qualifying educational personnel for acceptance by a receiving State.

(c) Such waiver, substitutions, and conditional acceptances as shall aid the practical effectuation of the contract without sacrifice of basic educational standards.

(d) Any other necessary matters.

3. No contract made pursuant to this agreement shall be for a term longer than 5 years but any such contract may be renewed for like or lesser periods.

4. Any contract acceptance by a receiving State of educational personnel on the basis of the completion by educational personnel of a program of educational preparation shall specify the earliest date or dates on which originating State approval of the program or programs involved can have occurred. No contract made pursuant to this agreement shall require acceptance by a receiving State of any persons qualified because of successful completion of a program prior to January 1, 1954.

5. The certification or other acceptance of a person who has been accepted pursuant to the terms of a contract entered into pursuant to this agreement shall not be revoked or otherwise impaired because the contract has expired or been terminated; provided, however, that any receiving State may revoke or suspend any certificate or other qualifying document on any ground which would be sufficient for revocation or suspension of a certificate or other qualifying document initially granted or approved in the receiving State.

6. A contract committee composed of the designated State officials of the contracting States or their representatives shall keep the contract under continuous review, study means of improving its administration, and report no less frequently than once a year to the appropriate education agencies of the contracting States.

L.1969, c. 114, s. 1, eff. June 26, 1969.

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