TRACEE EDMONDSON VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE BOROUGH
OF ELMER, ET AL.
This appeal involves a challenge to an expansion of a
sending-receiving relationship between two adjoining local
school districts to include all pupils from the sending
district. The receiving district will accommodate all students
residing in the adjoining municipalities by renting one of the
schools it will operate from the sending district. We conclude
that this sending-receiving arrangement does not exceed the
statutory authority granted to the districts' Boards of
Education, N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1; N.J.S.A. 18A:20-2 to -22; N.J.S.A.
18A:38-8 to -24, does not amount to a de facto regionalization
that must be accomplished in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:13-34,
and does not require the Commissioner to disapprove this
sending-receiving arrangement on the ground that the sending
district will become a non-operating district, N.J.S.A. 18A:8-43 03-05-12