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4112.1 Contracts


Northfield, New Jersey









In accordance with law and for the mutual protection of the Northfield School District and the employee, every teaching staff member who has not achieved tenure shall be required annually to sign an employment contract. The contract shall be executed by the president of the board on behalf of the board and shall contain a termination clause of 60 days’ notice.




Each employment contract shall include:


A. The term of employment, including beginning and ending dates;

B. The salary at which the person is employed;

C. The intervals at which salary shall be paid;

D. A provision for termination of contract on notice duly given;

E. Such other matters as may be necessary to a full and complete understanding of the contract.

Should an employee be offered in error a contract for a salary which differs from that approved by the board, the salary approved by the board shall be the salary paid.


The Superintendent of Schools shall issue salary notification to all non tenured personnel indicating the name of the employee and giving a concise explanation of their contractual salary for the coming year. All salary notification statements shall be signed by the Superintendent of Schools.


All extra-pay notifications shall be in written form and shall be signed by the Superintendent of Schools and the employee. All extra-pay notifications shall contain a duration clause.


All terms and conditions of the contract shall conform to requirements of state law and the state board of education.


Adopted: October 6, 1997

NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010

Readopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


Contract, Affirmative Action, Nondiscrimination, Employee Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq. Law Against Discrimination

See particularly:

N.J.S.A. 10:5-3, -4.1,

-12, -27

N.J.S.A. 18A:6-5 Inquiry as to religion and religious tests prohibited

N.J.S.A. 18A:6-6 No sex discrimination

N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-17 Facilities for handicapped persons

N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1 Citizenship of teachers, etc.

N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1.1 Residence requirements prohibited

N.J.S.A. 18A:29-2 Equality of compensation for male and female teachers

N.J.S.A. 26:8A-1 et seq. Domestic Partnership Act

N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 et seq. Conscientious Employee Protection Act

N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.1 et seq. Managing for Equality and Equity in Education

See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.4, -1.8

N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services Executive Order 11246 as amended


29 U.S.C.A. 201 – Equal Pay Act of 1963 as amended


20 U.S.C.A. 1681 et seq. – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972


42 U.S.C.A. 2000e et seq. – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972


29 U.S.C.A. 794 et seq. – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973


20 U.S.C.A. 1401 et seq. – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


42 U.S.C.A. 12101 et seq. – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986)


School Board of Nassau County v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 (1987)


Vinson v. Superior Court of Alameda County, 740 P. 2d 404 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 1987)


Taxman v. Piscataway Bd. of Ed., 91 F. 3d 1547 (3d Cir. 1996)


Saxe v. State College Area School Dist., 240 F. 3d 200 (3d Cir. 2001)


The Comprehensive Equity Plan, New Jersey State Department of Education



Cross References: *2224 Nondiscrimination/affirmative action

*3320 Purchasing procedures

*4111 Recruitment, selection and hiring

*4112.8 Nepotism

*4147 Employee safety

*5145.4 Equal educational opportunity

*6121 Nondiscrimination/affirmative action


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

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