Fight Continues Over NJ Superintendent Pay

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey school board is continuing to pay a school chief singled out by Gov. Chris Christie well above a pending superintendent pay cap.

Meanwhile, the Parsippany school board for a second time has been ordered to rescind Superintendent Lee Seitz’s contract extension.

The board approved a five-year contract extension for Seitz on Nov. 9 to boost his pay to more $216,000, and the Daily Record of Parsippany reports that the district has been paying him the increased salary.

Under a new pay scale to take effect Feb. 7, superintendents would earn $125,000 to $175,000, depending on enrollment.

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  • Tom

    How about Christie takes a pay cut?

    • Matthew Cool

      Seitz should not only not receive a pay raise, he should be fired.

  • ezflyer13

    Pike, I can see that your ignorance to the subject of the story is evident via your words…what does your comment regarding Gov. Christie’s weight have anything to do with this story and what it is trying to broadcast? I guess that you must prove to be a better role model as I see that at least he is trying to finally square away NJ and its finances. Too many of my property tax dollars go to fund schools and their bloated budgets and high salaries such as this one for example. He has the right tools in place and the right mentality to do so yet all that he finds is resistance. It is time to make a difference in NJ where we are number one in high costs for everything in this nation. So what have you done to make it better for us now that you question his role model status? Good job Gov…..keep on going strong!

  • Kendall

    Bravo, Governor Christie. Finally, a governor with backbone to do right by the taxpaters.

    Seitz should not only not receive a pay raise, he should be fired.

  • Lee

    Go Gov. Christie

  • Roy

    the school board members should resign,and the superintendant fired…….


    over payed..over bloated and real fat..the pic of CHRISTIE sure is the right one to use..what a real true ROLE MODEL.

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