CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman is appealing to the Middlesex County Executive Superintendent of schools to block a recently renegotiated contract extension and salary increase for the Carteret School Superintendent.
The Carteret School Board voted to extend the contract of the borough’s Superintendent of Schools through 2015. By the end of the contract, he will make more than $200,000 – well above the maximum salary under a state cap that takes effect for contracts signed after Feb. 7, 2011.
“Common sense should be enough to dictate that this contract is outrageous,” Reiman stated, “and was made with no regard for the state of our school finances, our taxpayers, and least of all our children, and a blatant attempt to circumvent the new salary cap. Our board of education has done a decent job managing the policies and finances of the board but this just boggles the mind and it is inexcusable.”
Reiman has issued a letter to the Executive County Superintendent requesting him to block this contract award. All such local contracts must receive the prior approval of the County Superintendent.
“The superintendent has done a good job improving our schools and test scores but the fact is that no one in the public sector and in a position funded by tax dollars should be making $200,000 per year,” Reiman said.
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