Reporting Responsibilities/Criminal Charges
New Jersey Administrative Code N.J.A.C. 6A:9-17(1) requires that “(c) All certificate holders shall report their arrest or indictment for any crime or offense to their Superintendent within 14 calendar days. The report shall include the date of the arrest or indictment and charge(s) lodged against the certificate holder. Such certificate holder shall also report to their superintendent the disposition of any charges within seven calendar days of the disposition. Failure to comply with these reporting requirements may be deemed ‘Just Cause’ pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9-17.5. School districts shall make these requirements known to all new employees on an annual basis”.
Non-certificated staff should note that in March 2012 the Teaneck Board of Education adopted Policy 4159, which applies these same notification requirements to staff who do not hold a certificate from the Department of Education.