Six-figure deals at NJ Schools

8/15/2008:

No mention of Hoboken in this story published yesterday, because no “post-contract” figures were included in the Salaries Spreadsheet.

Sure looks a lot different than the spreadsheet Hoboken411 published 10 days ago!

You can also see the state’s “User Friendly” Budget for Hoboken here.

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More than 30 NJ school admins due six-figure deals

Retirement will be good for many New Jersey school superintendents.

A state study released Wednesday shows more than 30 school administrators could be due six-figure retirement packages.

The state initiated the study after it was reported retired Keansburg Superintendent Barbara Trzeszkowski was due $740,876 in unused sick time and other buybacks. That led to lawmakers to place caps on new contracts.

But the state says Guttenberg business administrator Jolene Mantineo is entitled to $258,802. Wall Township Superintendent James Habel and Somerset Hills Superintendent Peter Miller are due more than $200,000.

Retirement payments for most other school administrators is well below the caps. The average is slightly over $10,000 on a typical salary of about $108,000.

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Friedupright
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Friedupright
8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”99664″]matt, bri makes sense. we should give it some time to see
how the district advances. there are positive things happening.And it would be nice if the hoboken community were more supportive of the schools.[/quote]
I have been here 20 years and still can’t seem to find those positive things happening. Why are we still and Abbott District if things are so positive? I know it’s simple thinking but at $25,000 per student I just think we should have incredible schools, but we don’t. How long do we have to wait? Privatize the whole thing at $15,000 per student and see how things change.

bri777
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bri777
8 years 1 month ago

Roadmodel,

I was being completely facetious. The same deadwood that’s always been there is the same deadwood that’s collecting the $$$$.

matt_72
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8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”99677″]the students,parents and educators can probably tell us
whether or not the funding is doing anything to “help the kids”. There’s always room for improvement and maybe they
can enlighten us about the good things going on in the
district.[/quote]

Shoot enough spitballs at a wall, some of it will stick. At $25K a kid, I am sure some of that funding benefits the kids. You can’t but help to spend some of that money on the kids. But that doesn’t mean that $25K is being spent wisely (And FYI – the state average is closer to $15K – we spend 2/3 more than the average school district in the state). If you look at the spread of the workers w/ their pay, benefits & titles, you will see that the BOE has many millions of dollars being spent on workers that go no where near a classroom. And many of these workers just aren’t needed. Remember, we have a school district the size of a suburban high school…….it doesn’t need anywhere near as many administrators as it currently has (and certainly doesn’t need 3 pages of part-time workers, a small army of clerks & secretaries, etc…..).

roadmodel
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roadmodel
8 years 1 month ago

the students,parents and educators can probably tell us
whether or not the funding is doing anything to “help the kids”. There’s always room for improvement and maybe they
can enlighten us about the good things going on in the
district.

matt_72
Member
8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”99664″]matt, bri makes sense. we should give it some time to see
how the district advances. there are positive things happening.And it would be nice if the hoboken community were more supportive of the schools.[/quote]

Did you take a peek at that spread of the employees & comp that H411 put up a while ago? There is a huge amount of that payroll that doesn’t go to anyone in the classrooms. They can make plenty of cuts and not at all impact the students in the classroom. I am all for helping someone get a good education, but the sheer # of dead weight workers the city has (and the schools) is shocking. And none of that wasted money is doing anything at all to “help the kids”.

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