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1600 Relations Between Other Entities and the District


Northfield, New Jersey X Monitored Mandated
X Other Reasons

The board believes that cooperation between the schools and other organizations concerned with youth, career development and mental health will enhance the opportunities of the district’s students. Such cooperation will also enable the district to serve its students better through appropriate referrals as in substance abuse programs, special needs, etc. The Superintendent of Schools is encouraged to explore areas of mutual concern with the administrative officers of such organizations and to recommend desirable courses of action.

The board directs the Superintendent of Schools to seek and maintain working relationships with local colleges, universities and local school districts in such areas as student teaching, inservice staff development and advanced placement.

It is of particular importance to establish and maintain close working relations with trades, businesses and industries which provide members for advisory committees and are possible sources of career placements for our students.

Core Curriculum Content Standards

The board shall encourage the active involvement of representatives from the community, business, industry, labor, and higher education in the development of educational programs aligned with the Core Curriculum Content Standards.

The board shall make reasonable efforts to develop articulation agreements with New Jersey colleges and universities to facilitate the delivery of college credit courses to qualified high school students, with the understanding that these credits shall be accepted at all public New Jersey higher education institutions.

Charter Schools

The board shall follow all procedures in code and statute when a charter school is proposed for the district or when district students would be eligible to attend a charter school in another district.

Donations to Private Organizations

The authority for a board of education to expend public funds is derived from the constitutional mandate to “provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools.” The donation of moneys to any private organization, regardless of the merits of that organization’s purposes, is not within the authority of the board and is, therefore, prohibited.

NJSBA Review/Update: August 2009; December 2010 Adopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Other Entities and the District, Relations Between Other Entities and the District, Donations to Private Organizations

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties

N.J.S.A. 18A:17-14.1 Appointment of school business administrators; may

File Code: 1600


act as secretary; duties, etc.

  1. 18A:17-15 Appointment of superintendents; terms; apportionment of expense
  2. 18A:17-24.1 Sharing of personnel by school boards
  3. 18A:20-9 Conveyance of unneeded real estate for nominal consideration; qualified recipients; reversion
  4. 18A:20-34 Use of schoolhouse and grounds for various purposes
  5. 18A:36A-1 et seq. Charter schools
  6. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)
  7. 18A:58-37.1 et seq. Textbook aid to public and nonpublic schools
  8. 18A:61C-1 Program promoting cooperation between high schools and institutions of higher education; establishment; objective; increased availability of college-level instruction; scope
  9. 18A:61C-4 Program providing college credit courses for high school students on high school campuses; establishment
  10. 40A:65-1 et seq. Uniformed Shared Service and Consolidation Act
  11. 52:14-15.9cl et seq. Public Employees Charitable Fund-raising Act
  12. 6A:8-3.1(a)2 Curriculum and instruction
  13. 6A:8-3.3(a) Enrollment in college courses
  14. 6A:11-1.1 et seq. Charter Schools
  15. 6A:14-7.1 et seq. Receiving Schools
  16. 6A:16-1.1et seq. Student Development Programs See particularly:
  17. 6A:16-4.1(a)(b), -4.2(a)
  18. 6A:23A-20.4 Ownership and storage of textbooks
  19. 6A:32-12 et seq. Annual Reporting and Planning Requirements

Zelman, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Ohio, et al. v. Simmons-Harris et al.,536

U.S. ______ (2002)

New Jersey Constitution, Article VIII, Section III, pars. 2 and 3, Section IV, par. 1


Cross References: 1320 Participation in out-of-school community activities
*1322 Contests for students
*1330 Use of school facilities
*1410 Local units
1420 County and intermediate units
1500 Relations between area, county, state, regional and national associations
and the district
*2131 Superintendent of Schools
*3280 Gifts, grants and bequests
*4122 Student teachers/interns
*5131.6 Drugs, alcohol, tobacco (substance abuse)
5141.6 Crisis intervention
*5200 Nonpublic school students
*6010 Goals and objectives

File Code: 1600


*6122 Articulation

6141.5 Advanced placement *6142.4 Physical education and health *6146 Graduation requirements *6162.4 Community resources *6171.2 Gifted and talented

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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