TRENTON, June 27, 2019—The New Jersey School Boards Association today urged Governor Murphy to sign legislation that would remove the regulatory cap on superintendents’ salaries. Legislation to eliminate the cap regulations, some form of which has been in effect since 2011, received final legislative approval in the Senate this afternoon.

“The regulations represent an unnecessary ‘cap within a cap,’” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “School district administrative expenditures are already controlled by an administrative spending growth limit, the 2% tax levy cap, and Department of Education review of administrator contracts.

“Local boards of education need the discretion over superintendent compensation to ensure that they are able to attract and retain the chief school administrators who are best suited to lead their education programs,” he said.

“NJSBA has taken an active role in supporting the legislation (S-692 and A-3775),” said Feinsod. “We thank the sponsors and the Senate and Assembly leadership for their efforts on this important measure.”

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The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of the state’s local boards of education and includes the majority of New Jersey’s charter schools as associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.

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