School Ethics Commission

DEFINITIONS - 2014

 

Requirements concerning the filing of this form are found in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-21 et seq.

"Administrator" means any officer, other than a board member, or employee of a local school district or charter school district who:

(i) holds a position which requires a certificate that authorizes the holder to serve as a school administrator, principal, or school business administrator, or

(ii) holds a position which does not require that the person hold any type of certificate, but is responsible for making recommendations regarding hiring or the purchase or acquisition of any property or services by the local school district; or

(iii) holds a position which requires a certificate that authorizes the holder to serve as a supervisor and who is responsible for making recommendations regarding hiring or the purchase or acquisition of any property or services by the local school district;

"Board Member" means any person holding membership whether by election or appointment on any board of education other than the State Board of Education.

"Board of Trustees" means the public agent authorized by the State Board of Education to supervise and control a charter school.

"Business" means any corporation, partnership, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, trust, sole proprietorship, union, political organization, or other legal entity, but shall not include a local school district or any other public entity.

"Income" for purposes of these rules shall be as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, except as otherwise provided in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-26(a)(1) and also include loans that are not from lending institutions or family members.

"Interest" means the ownership or control of more than 10 % of the profits, assets, or stock of a business, but shall not include the control of assets in a labor union.

"Local School District" means any local or regional school district established pursuant to Chapter 8 or Chapter 13 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes and any jointure commission, county vocational school, county special services district, education services commission, educational research and demonstration center, environmental education center, and educational information and resource center.

"Member of immediate family" means the spouse or dependent child of a school official residing in the same household.

"Relative" means the spouse, natural or adopted child, parent or sibling of a school official.

"School Official" means a board member, a member of the board of trustees of a charter school, an administrator of a local school board or charter school or an employee or officer of the New Jersey School Boards Association, but not including any member of the secretarial, clerical or maintenance of the Association.

"Spouse" means the person to whom the school official is legally married under New Jersey law and also includes a partner in a civil union couple as established in N.J.S.A. 37:1-33.