As a result of changing the April school board elections to May, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 116 extending certain statutory deadlines for school districts with elections postponed until May. The executive order extends the statutory time period for the municipal governing bodies to review defeated school budgets. The deadline to submit a certified tax levy to the county board of taxation is extended to June 9, 2020.
Finally, the order extends the terms of board of education members whose terms are due to expire at the first organization meeting following the April election to the first organization meeting following the May 12 election. The terms of board of education members elected at the May 12 election will run as though they had taken office at the first organization meeting following the April election.
The order took effect on April 7, 2020.