Published Online: August 10, 2010
Published in Print: August 11, 2010, as Court Rules N.J. Can Curtail School Administrators' Pay

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Court Rules N.J. Can Curtail School Administrators' Pay

New Jersey education department rules aimed at curtailing excessive compensation for public school administrators are constitutional, a state appeals court ruled last week, rejecting a claim by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators that the 2008 rules were vague and violated equal-protection law.

The state limited perks and retirement benefits after an investigation revealed hidden compensation and lax oversight of contracts. One superintendent had retired with $741,000 in severance and reimbursement for unused sick leave and vacation time.

Gov. Christopher Christie, a Republican, proposed going a step further and capping the salaries of top public school administrators.

Vol. 29, Issue 37, Pages 4-5

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