Tri-State Media Coverage 

Re: Proposed Amendments to the Superintendent Salary CAP

 
Burlington County Times
NJ's superintendent salary cap debated in Senate committee
February 6, 2017
 
"This has always been (the New Jersey Association of School Administrators') preferred path, to allow school boards to decide what the compensation should be for the people they hire," said Melanie Schulz, director of government relations for the association. 
 
Asbury Park Press
NJ might loosen school superintendent salary cap
November 16, 2016

Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, called the proposals "an important step along the way to what we’re trying to do, which is to eliminate" the caps, he said.

NJ Spotlight
Administration Poised To Ease Superintendent Salary Caps
This article was also published in the Philly News.
November 17, 2016

Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, said last night that while the amendments did not address every concern, there was notable progress. “This is significant movement in the right direction…”

Advanced Media for NJ.com
N.J. to hike salary cap for school superintendents after 5-year freeze
November 16, 2016

The planned changes are a step in the right direction from the initial cap that drove veteran school superintendents to take higher paying jobs in Pennsylvania and New York, said Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. 

WHYY
Christie proposes raising N.J. cap on school chief salaries
November 21, 2016
 
Dr.Richard Bozza Taxpayers should be assured, Bozza added, that controls on compensation will continue because every superintendent's contract must be reviewed by the state before it takes effect.
 
"There might be additional changes in the future because of the legislative support to eliminate the caps completely over time," he said. 
 
Education Week
N.J. Proposal Would Boost Superintendents' Pay Cap
November 29, 2016
 
“These proposed amendments are a step in the right direction," Richard Bozza, the executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, said in a statement. "School district leaders have retired early or left the Garden State to work in neighboring states. The current policy created a powerful disincentive for aspiring superintendents to seek a position in New Jersey and resulted in talented leaders opting to remain in other administrative positions rather than losing compensation."
 
Education Week
New Jersey Proposes Increasing Superintendents' Salary Cap 
November 17, 2016
 
These proposed amendments are a step in the right direction to correct the negative consequences experienced as a result of the current policy," Richard Bozza, the executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, said in a statement. 
Bozza said superintendents' pay should be a local issue.
 
Bergen Record
New Jersey may raise superintendent salaries
November 16, 2016
 
Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators welcomed the proposed changes, calling it a “step in the right direction to correct the negative consequences experienced as a result of the current policy.”
Bozza said that, due to state-imposed limits on spending and on tax increases, there was no need for additional rules for schools boards when negotiating contracts for administrators.
 
NJTV
Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, says...
November 17, 2016 
 
NJTV The superintendent salary caps were never popular, not among school administrators, who felt like they were being singled out for frequently bloated school budgets, and not by lawmakers, who, although they went along with the governor in 2011, warned of an exodus of top administrators leaving Jersey for New York and Pennsylvania. Richard Bozza, the executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, says the brain drain is real.
 
NJ 101.5
Christie proposes to loosen, but not drop, salary cap for school superintendents
November 16, 2016

“I think it’s on the path to righting the wrong that was done five years ago,” said Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators.

“I think it’s never enough, but I think that can only be determined as we go forward,” Bozza said. “Right now, we’re very pleased to see that inflation has been accounted for, that there’s an opportunity to promote longevity in districts, that there is at least the opportunity to get an increase in salary.”

The Press of Atlantic City
November 16, 2016
State wants to raise school superintendent salary cap

Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, called the revisions a step in the right direction to attract and retain top administrators.

“School district leaders have retired early or left the Garden State to work in neighboring states,” he said in a statement. The current policy created a powerful disincentive for aspiring superintendents to seek a position in New Jersey and resulted in talented leaders opting to remain in other administrative positions rather than losing compensation.” He also said school superintendent contracts and salaries should remain a local issue.

Philadelphia Business Journal
November 21, 2016

Christie proposes raising N.J. cap on school chief salaries

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That would satisfy superintendents' concerns, according to Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. "I think it's on the path to righting the wrong that was done five years ago," he said.

Asbury Park Press
March 2, 2016
Richard Bozza, executive director of New Jersey Association of School Administrators speaks about the cap on superintendent pay.

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