Tags: school | board | new jersey

NJ School Board Members Forced to Resign

Friday, 06 Jan 2012 08:46 AM

By Greg McDonald

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Some 350 school board members across New Jersey are being forced to resign their positions after failing to comply with a new law that requires them to undergo a background check, according to The Star-Ledger in Newark.
 
The background check requirement was passed by the state legislature last year and is the only one of its kind in the country, according to the newspaper.

It requires board members to be measured by the same standards they use in hiring teachers, including undergoing a criminal background investigation.
 
The newspaper reported that board members were supposed to have completed their background checks by Dec. 31. Those who did not, or that refuse to step down, could be charged under the new law with a fourth-degree crime.

“If you don’t complete the background check, and you try to stick around, you risk going to jail. It’s as simple as that,” Democratic Assemblyman Jerry Green, the law’s chief sponsor, told the Star-Ledger.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

John Kerry to Cuba: 'Tear Down The Digital Wall'

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 12:12 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry issued a challenge to Cuba to "tear down the digital wall," evoking former President Ronal . . .

Military Times: Mere 15% of Troops Approve of Obama

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 11:29 AM

President Obama's approval rating tanked to 15 percent this year among active-duty members of the armed services, reflec . . .

McCain, Graham Lead Calls for Tough Response to NKorea

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 09:51 AM

Although President Obama has said that the cyberattack on Sony Pictures' computer system by North Korea does not constit . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved