New Jersey Department of Education

Office of State Monitors

The office is responsible for the identification, selection and implementation of state monitors that are placed in various districts. A district qualifies for a monitor subsequent to specific fiscal characteristics as specified in N.J.S.A.18A:7A-55. In addition to the districts with monitors, the office identifies districts at risk of financial crisis and provides technical support in an effort to avoid placement of state monitors through the use of budget managers. Budget managers review school district budgets and analyze school district business operations to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations and provide input on increasing efficiency and cost-saving opportunities.

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