The most substantial allocation of public funds for the operation of the school district is that made to the employees of the Board of Education for their services. Compensation will be tendered only to persons duly employed by this Board and only for services rendered.
Each Board resolution to employ or reemploy a person will include the person’s name, position, and tenure status; the salary or rate of pay the person is to receive; the method of payment, the wage guide from which wages are derived and the budget category to which the wages are to be charged; the period of time for which employment is authorized; and the school, grade, class or special assignment, as appropriate.
No person may be assigned duties as a substitute employee whose employment has not been approved by the Board. The Board will annually approve lists of persons who may be assigned duties as substitutes. Each list will include the names of potential substitutes, the duties to which each may be assigned, and the rate of pay. Substitute authorization will ordinarily be valid for one year.
The minutes of Board meetings will record all personnel actions of the Board to include, but not limited to, the appointment, promotion, resignation, retirement, death, discharge, compensation, or leave of absence for each employee. The minutes will also include effective dates for personnel action.
Custodians, aides and maintenance workers, are required to sign in and out daily in order to verify days and hours worked. The service of extra-duty personnel must be certified by the appropriate supervisor before payment can be made.
The Superintendent is authorized to withhold salary or wages for services not rendered, in accordance with Board policy.
All district employees will be paid two times a month in accordance with the payroll schedule prepared by the Superintendent.
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.7, beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, at least once every three years, between the months of September through May, the Superintendent of Schools shall require each district employee to report to a central location(s) and produce picture identification and sign for release of his or her paycheck or direct deposit voucher. The accepted picture identification shall be in the form of a district-issued identification card, valid drivers’ license, official passport, or other picture identification issued by a State, county, or other local government agency.
The Superintendent of Schools shall designate an appropriately qualified staff member to match the picture identification to the position control roster maintained by the office of personnel or human resources prior to release of the pay check or direct deposit voucher.
If the district elects to conduct this payroll verification prior to the district’s required implementation of the position control roster pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-6.8, the district may use similar and suitable office of personnel or human resources generated listing of employees. Where no appropriate identification can be produced, the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary shall withhold paychecks or stop direct deposits until such time the payee/district employee can produce appropriate identification or until an investigation and corrective action is concluded, as appropriate to the circumstances.
Upon completion of the payroll check distribution verification procedures set forth in this Policy and N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.7, the Superintendent of Schools shall submit a certification of compliance, in a form prescribed by the Department of Education, to the Executive County Superintendent. Verification of the district’s compliance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.7 will be required as part of the annual audit.
The payroll journal will be certified by the Board Secretary and the President of the Board and approved by the Superintendent.
N.J.S.A. 18A:17-35; 18A:19-9 et seq.
Adopted: 21 April 2005
Revised: October 2008