The New Jersey Education Department must be a little bit worried about run-away spending in the state’s school districts, or getting tarred and feathered by angry taxpayers. They’re drafting new rules for the schools. From NJ.com:
New Jersey’s Education Department wants to make sure taxpayers are not paying for teachers to stay in hotels in the state or printing literature that may look like it’s promoting school board candidates.
Those areas are addressed in the department’s proposed rules for school district accountability.
Other proposals include barring districts from hiring relatives of school board members. Districts would be prohibited from giving payouts to superintendents who leave before their contracts are up.
The rules come in response to laws requiring more transparency and accountability in the state’s school districts, which are sometimes accused of wasteful spending.
State Education Commissioner Lucille Davy said she hopes to have all the proposed rules in effect by September.
Thank you, Captain Obvious!