3373  TENURE UPON TRANSFER OR PROMOTION

 

In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:28-6.a, any such teaching staff member under tenure or eligible to obtain tenure under N.J.S.A. 18A:28-1 et seq. who transferred or promoted with his/her consent to another position covered by N.J.S.A. 18A:28-1 et seq. on or after July 1, 1962, shall not obtain tenure in the new position until after:

 

  1. The expiration of a period of employment of two consecutive calendar years in the new position unless a shorter period is fixed by the employing Board of Education for such purpose; or

 

  1. Employment for two academic years in the new position together with employment in the new position at the beginning of the next succeeding academic year; or

 

  1. Employment in the new position within a period of any three consecutive academic years, for the equivalent of more than two academic year;

 

provided that the period of employment in such new position shall be included in determining the tenure and seniority rights in the former position held by such teaching staff member, and in the event the employment in such new position is terminated before tenure is obtained therein, if he/she then has tenure in the district or under the Board of Education, such teaching staff member shall be returned to his/her former position at the salary which he/she would have received had the transfer or promotion not occurred together with any increase to which he/she would have been entitled during the period of such transfer or promotion.

 

In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:28-6.b, any such teaching staff member under tenure or eligible to obtain tenure under N.J.S.A. 18A:28-1 et seq., who is transferred or promoted with his/her consent to another position covered by N.J.S.A. 18A:28-1 et seq. on or after August 6, 2012 (the effective date of P.L.2012, c.26 – N.J.S.A. 18A:6-117 et seq.), shall not obtain tenure in the new position until after:

 

  1. The expiration of a period of employment of two consecutive calendar years in the new position; or

 

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Tenure Upon Transfer or Promotion

 

 

  1. Employment for two academic years in the new position together with employment in the new position at the beginning of the next succeeding academic year; or

 

  1. Employment in the new position within a period of any three consecutive academic years, for the equivalent of more than two academic years;

 

provided that the period of employment in such new position shall be included in determining the tenure and seniority rights in the former position held by such teaching staff member, and in the event the employment in such new position is terminated before tenure is obtained therein, if he/she then has tenure in the district or under the Board of Education, such teaching staff member shall be returned to his/her former position at the salary which he/she would have received had the transfer or promotion not occurred together with any increase to which he/she would have been entitled during the period of such transfer or promotion.  In order to receive tenure pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:28-6.b, a teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Vice Principal shall be evaluated as effective or highly effective in two annual summative evaluations within the first three years of employment in the new position.  For purposes N.J.S.A. 18A:28-6.b, “effective” or “highly effective” means the employee has received an annual summative evaluation rating of “effective” or “highly effective” based on the performance standards for his/her position established through the evaluation rubric adopted by the Board of Education and approved by the New Jersey Commissioner of Education.

 

N.J.S.A. 18A:28-6

Adopted:  November 2013