MAY 2008 ARCHIVES: Wednesday: TIPS AND SNIPPETS
GREG BEAN of the Edison/Metuchen Sentinel put into perspective the reason why the taxpayers of New Jersey should be upset over outgoing Keansburg Superintendent of Schools Barbara A. Trzeszkowski of Keansburg, who will retire June 30 after 40 years in the district, receiving a severance package of $740,926.
According to Bean, under the contract she negotiated with the board that was signed in 2003, $556,290 of that is severance, $170,137 is for unused sick days and $14,449 is for unused vacation days.
Bean writes, “Why should you care about how much severance a school superintendent in Keansburg gets? Well, because Keansburg is one of the state's Abbott districts. Those districts get a lot of money from the state because they're allegedly too poor to pay for education on their own. Because of that, the courts said we all have to chip in. Keansburg gets 81 percent of its school budget from the state, our tax dollars.
“No matter where you live in New Jersey, some of your tax dollars will be going into Barbara A. Trzeszkowski's severance package.
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