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School Board To Meet Tuesday, Asst. Super Contracts Up For Vote

Toms River Regional School Board to decide three assistant superintendent contracts

School Board To Meet Tuesday, Asst. Super Contracts Up For Vote

The employment contracts for Toms River Regional's three assistant superintendents may be decided Tuesday.

The Toms River Regional School Board will meet in public session at 7:30 p.m. at Toms River High School North. The board will begin in executive session at 6:15 p.m.

The annual contracts of assistant superintendents Debra McKenna and James Hauenstein and interim assistant Superintendent Joseph Pizza expired on June 30.

The contracts were originally on the June regular board meeting agenda, but were removed after the board emerged from executive session, with Board President Ed Gearity saying they were removed for further discussion.

That meeting, the contracts of Superintendent Frank Roselli and Business Administrator Bill Doering did pass, but the assistant superintendents' respective contracts were tabled. Two board members were absent from the meeting and some others have that required their abstention from a particular contract.

The contracts proposed for Tuesday's meeting are similar to the ones proposed a month ago, found .

Interim Superintendent Joseph Pizza

  • $510 per day, not to exceed 260 days. The contract is for one year, July 1 to June 30, 2013. While he isn’t entitled to sick days, Pizza does receive mileage reimbursement and a cell phone. Pizza is filling the vacancy created by the retirement of .

Assistant Superintendent Debra McKenna

McKenna’s annual salary in the new contract would be $172,380. McKenna would also receive $15,000 for the year to place into a tax-deferred annuity.

There are 25 days paid vacation, all of which would be carried over to subsequent years. However the contract says a payout not to exceed 50 vacation days would be available upon retirement.

McKenna would be allowed 15 paid sick days and five personal days. Payout of unused sick time upon retirement cannot exceed $15,000.

McKenna would be also entitled to health benefits as well, such as major medical, prescription, vision and dental plans.

Assistant Superintendent James Hauenstein

was hired as a superintendent in September 2011 from his principal position at high school north, to fill the vacancy created by Roselli's move to superintendent.

His salary for the year ending June 30, 2013 will be $158,100.

Hauenstein would receive 20 days paid vacation, all of which can be carried over to subsequent years. However the contract says a payout not to exceed 40 vacation days would be available upon retirement.

Hauenstein would be allowed 12 paid sick days and five personal days. Payout of unused sick time upon retirement cannot exceed $15,000.

Hauenstein would be also entitled to health benefits as well, such as major medical, prescription, vision and dental plans.

Attached as a .pdf file is the agenda as posted Monday evening.

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