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7 N.J.A.R. 119

Branchburg Township Committee of the Township of; Branchburg, Board of Education of the Township of v
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Citation: 7 N.J.A.R. 119
Decision Date: 1981
Agency: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Synopsis: After the voters rejection of the school budget proposed by the Branchburg Board of Education, the Branchburg Township Commit- tee certified to the county Board of Taxation an amount which it determined was necessary to provide a thorough and efficient school system. The Board contended that the amount certified was to small to provide for effective functioning of the school system and that the Committee's action was procedurally defective. The administrative law judge assigned to the case determined that budget cuts in the line items relating to the library be restored in full; that the Board had understated its anticipated interest income and, that sum should be added to the budget; and, that an additional amount should be added to the unappropriated expense balance. The Commissioner of Education adopted the judge's determination as to the restoration of cuts in line items but rejected the determina- tions as to the items of anticipated income finding no authority for the committee to reach into the Board's source of revenues and unappropriated free balances so as to offset anticipated regular ex- penses. William B. Rosenberg, Esq., for petitioner (Blumberg, Rosenberg, Mullen & Blumberg, attorneys) Mark S. Anderson, Esq., for respondent (Woolson, Guterl, Sut- phen & Anderson, attorneys) Initial Decision
Citation Tracker adopted-Bd. of Trustees :; reversed -91 N.J. 580 (1983) [Updated through 1991]