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4151, 4251 Attendance Patterns

NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 4151/4251 Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated Policy X Other Reasons


The Northfield Board of Education believes that the regular presence of assigned personnel is vital to the success of the district’s educational program. Consistent absenteeism or tardiness is unacceptable and subject to disciplinary action.

The Superintendent of Schools shall develop and the board shall adopt a plan to encourage all staff to strive for excellent attendance and punctuality records. These procedures should include a requirement that the staff member personally report all illnesses and request all leave at the earliest possible time. Procedures shall be in accordance with New Jersey statutes and district negotiated contracts.

Provisions shall be made for public acknowledgment of outstanding staff attendance records.

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

Key Words

Employee Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Attendance

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

  1. 18A:27-4 Power of boards of education to make rules governing employment of teacher, etc.
  2. 18A:29-14 Withholding increments; causes; notice of appeals
  3. 18A:30-1 et seq. Sick Leave
  4. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)
  5. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
  6. 6A:32-2.1 Definitions

Montville Education Ass’n v. Montville Bd. of Ed., 1984 S.L.D. 550, rev’d St. Bd. 1984

S.L.D. 559, rev’d App. Div., unreported decision (docket no. A-1178-84T7, decided December 6, 1985) 1985 S.L.D. 1972, decision on remand, St. Bd., 1986 S.L.D. 3113

Burlington Educational Ass’n v. Burlington Bd. of Ed., 1985 S.L.D. 889, aff’d St. Bd. 1985 S.L.D. 912

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education v. Scotch Plains-Fanwood Education Association, 270 NJ Super 444 (App. Div. 1994); rev’d. 139 NJ 141 (1995)

Possible Cross References: 4150 Leaves

*4151.1 Personal illness and injury/health and hardship 4151.6 Religious observance 4151.7 Emergency/personal

*4251 Attendance patterns

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

File Code: 4151/4251


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