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2121 Line of Responsibility

NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 2121 Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated X Other Reasons Policy


The Northfield Board of Education shall operate under a unit control system headed by the Superintendent of Schools.

The authority of the board of education is transmitted through the Superintendent of Schools along specific paths from person to person as shown in the organization chart of the school district. The lines of authority represent direction of authority and responsibility. The lines are those approved by the board of education and are intended to establish clear understanding on the part of all personnel of the working relationships in the school system.

Personnel are expected to refer matters requiring administrative action to the administrator to whom they are responsible. Personnel are expected to keep the person to whom they are immediately responsible informed of their activities by appropriate means.

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

Key Words

Unit Control, Dual Control, Line of Authority, Organization Chart

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

N.J.S.A. 18A:17-5

through -14.3 Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries and School Business Administrators

N.J.S.A. 18A:17-15 Superintendents and Assistant Superintendent of through -23 Schools

N.J.S.A. 18A:17-24.1 et seq. Shared Administrators, Superintendents

N.J.S.A. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)

  1. 6A:9-12.3 Authorization
  2. 6A:9-12.4 School administrator
  3. 6A:9-12.7 School business administrator
  4. 6A:32-2.1 Definitions (Superintendent of Schools)

Possible Cross References: *1312 Community complaints and inquiries

2100 Administrative staff organization

*2131 Superintendent of Schools

*2210 Administrative leeway in absence of board policy

*3000/3010 Concepts and roles in business and noninstructional operations; goals

and objectives

9123 Appointment of board secretary

*9313 Formulation, adoption, amendment of administrative regulations

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

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