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9130 Committees


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored


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The Northfield City Board of Education authorizes the creation of committees of board members charged to conduct studies, make recommendations to the board, and act in an advisory capacity. Committees are not authorized to take action on behalf of the board.

The president shall appoint board members to serve a one-year term on the following board standing committees:

  1. Finance Committee;
  2. Policy Committee;
  3. Facilities Committee;
  4. Negotiations Committee;
  5. Curriculum Committee; and
  6. Personnel Committee.

An ad hoc committee may be created and charged at any time by the president or a majority of the board members present and voting. The president shall appoint members to any committee so created and charged; members shall serve until the committee is discharged.

Committees shall consist of no more than four board members. A member may request or refuse appointment to a committee; a member’s refusal to serve on any one committee shall not prejudice his/her appointment to another committee.

The board reserves the right to meet and work as a committee of the whole in informational, discussion, and exploratory sessions. No official action shall be taken at these meetings, unless so advertised.

A chairperson shall be appointed by the president.

Committee meetings may be called at any time by the committee chairperson or when a meeting is requested by a majority of the members of the committee.

Committee meetings shall not be open to the public, except that a majority of the committee or the chairperson may open the meeting to the public or invite persons whose knowledge or expertise may be useful to the committee.

Adopted: October 20, 2008

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010; November 2020

Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Committees, Board Committees

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 10:4‑6 et seq. Open Public Meetings Act

N.J.S.A. 18A:10‑6 Board meetings public; frequency; hours of commencement; adjournment, etc., for lack of quorum

N.J.S.A. 18A:11‑1 General mandatory powers and duties

N.J.S.A. 18A:12-21 et seq. School Ethics Act

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

N.J.A.C. 6A:28-1.1 et seq. School Ethics Commission


School Ethics Commission, Advisory Opinion, A01-93

School Ethics Commission, Advisory Opinion, A10-93

School Ethics Commission, Advisory Opinion, A33-95

School Ethics Commission, Advisory Opinion, A02-00

School Ethics Commission, Advisory Opinion, A14-00


Cross References: *1220 Ad hoc advisory committees

*9121 Election and duties of president

9320 Meetings

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

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