The New Jersey education commissioner has extended the contract of embattled Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson despite calls in some quarters of the community for her to step down.
Ms. Anderson and the state education department struck a three-year “hybrid” agreement last year that required each party to agree annually to an extension.
Under the terms, Ms. Anderson will receive a 1.6 percent increase to her $251,500 base salary. In a district-released statement, Ms. Anderson said that she accepted the offer from Education Commissioner David Hespe.
Ms. Anderson, who is a state-appointed superintendent, has had a rocky tenure in the district, which has been under state control since 1995.
A version of this article appeared in the March 04, 2015 edition of Education Week as Newark, N.J., Schools Chief Gets Contract Extension