18A:7A-46.2 Board to hear recommendations concerning proposed capital projects.
2.In the event that a capital project control board is established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1991, c.139 (C.18A:7A-46.1) the board shall hear the recommendation of the State district superintendent concerning any proposed capital project, which is to be financed in whole or in part by school bonds or notes, or through a lease purchase agreement pursuant to subsection f. of N.J.S.18A:20-4.2, and shall undertake all actions necessary to review the proposed capital project to determine whether the project will assist the school district under full State intervention in providing a thorough and efficient system of education in that district. In making this determination it may take into consideration factors such as the conditions in the school district, any applicable educational goals, the objectives and standards established by the State, the need for the capital project, the reasonableness of the amount to be expended for the capital project, the estimated time for the undertaking and completion of the capital project, and any other factors which the board may deem necessary including the relationship of the capital project to the long-term capital budget or plan of the school district and the fiscal implications thereof.
Following its review and within 60 days of the date on which the State district superintendent submits the recommendation to the board, the board shall adopt a resolution as to whether the school district under full State intervention should undertake the capital project and providing its reasons therefor. The board shall adopt a resolution indicating the necessity for the capital project and shall also fix and determine by resolution the amount necessary to be raised locally for the capital project. If the board fails to act within 60 days of the submission date, the State district superintendent shall submit the recommendation to the commissioner who shall approve or disapprove the capital project. If the board makes a decision which is contrary to the recommendation of the superintendent, the superintendent may, within 30 days from the date of the board's action, submit the matter to the commissioner for final decision. If the commissioner determines that a capital project should be undertaken, the commissioner shall so notify the board and shall indicate the amount necessary to be raised locally for the capital project. Upon notification, the board shall adopt a resolution indicating the necessity for the capital project and shall also fix and determine by resolution the amount necessary for the capital project as indicated by the commissioner. Certified copies of any resolution requesting the authorization and issuance of bonds and notes or the authorization of a lease purchase agreement shall be delivered to the State district superintendent, the Commissioner of Education, the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs and the governing body of the municipality or municipalities in which the school district is located. The board shall not approve or recommend any capital project which is inconsistent with the provisions of N.J.S.18A:21-1.
L.1991,c.139,s.2; amended 2000, c.72, s.33; 2005, c.235, s.22; 2007, c.16, s.14.
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