From our friends at NJ101.5
The state has begun reviewing superintendent contracts in the state’s poorest school districts.
Gov. Jon S. Corzine says he has asked the state education commissioner to ensure the contracts comply with state law and efficiently spend taxpayer money.
The state’s 31 poorest districts receive heavy state funding (like 80% – shouldn’t that come with state oversight?)
Corzine’s move on Wednesday comes after outcry surrounding a $740,000 severance package for the Keansburg superintendent. Corzine has asked the state attorney general to seek an injunction preventing the money from being paid.
But the administration says it began reviewing some contracts in April as a result of new state fiscal regulations, even rejecting a new Plainfield superintendent contract for provisions that provided payments for travel, meals, lodging, life insurance and sick leave reimbursement.