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RESIGNATION/REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
FILE CODE: 9114
Removal of Board Members
The pertinent statute with respect to removal of members of a board of education is N.J.S.A. 18A:12-3 which states as follows:
Whenever a member of a local or regional board of education shall cease to be a bona fide resident of the district, with any or of any constituent district of a consolidated or regional district which he/she represents, or shall become mayor or a member of the governing body of a municipality, his/her membership in the board shall immediately cease; and any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the board without good cause may be removed by it. Whenever a member of a county special service school district or a member of a county vocational school district shall cease to be a bona fide resident of the district, or shall hold office as a member of the governing body of a county his/her membership on the board shall immediately cease.
The definition of "meeting" shall be: any meeting scheduled for the entire board and publicized in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-18 (The Sunshine Law).
Date: December 18, 1989
NJSBA Review/Update: January 2008
Readopted: April 14, 2008
N.J.S.A. 18A:12-3 Removal of members