The Board of Education recognizes its authority to create and fill teaching staff member positions to implement a thorough and efficient system of free public schools.

The Board shall, upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, create new positions as required, and approve job titles and job descriptions.  The job description shall outline the background experiences and personal qualities, if any, to be required of candidates or preferred among applicants for a particular position.

The Superintendent shall recommend to the Board such new positions or additions to existing employment categories as may be required by the specific instructional needs of students of the district and each school within the district.

In accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-5.5, titles assigned to teaching staff members shall be recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education.  The Department of Education shall maintain and make available a list of approved job titles with corresponding authorized certificates.  In the event the Board desires to use an unrecognized title, or if a previously established unrecognized title exists, the Board, prior to appointing a candidate, shall submit to the Executive County Superintendent a written request, including a detailed job description, for permission to use the proposed title.  The Executive County Superintendent shall exercise discretion regarding approval of the request and shall determine the appropriate certification and title for the position.

The Executive County Superintendent shall review annually all previously approved unrecognized position titles and shall determine whether the titles will be continued for the next school year.  Decisions rendered by the Executive County Superintendent regarding titles and certificates for unrecognized positions shall be binding upon future seniority determinations on a case-by-case basis.

 

N.J.S.A. 18A-16-1; 18A:28-1 et seq.

N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-5.1; 6A9B-5.5

 

Adopted:  December 2016