Making the point in Roxbury

The Roxbury school board last night approved a 4 percent raise for the superintendent and a 4 percent raise for the business administrator. Now, the superintendent has been there just barely a year and the business administrator is retiring …

As dissenting school board members Chris Rogers and Maureen Castriotta noted in a joint statement, this is why school budgets often are defeated in Roxbury.

That point was lost on the board majority.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

2 Responses to Making the point in Roxbury

  1. P says:

    Once again, the Roxbury BOE seems to think that there’s no cost, either real or political, to handing out ridiculous increases in the middle of a recession. SOP for the Surreal World of Education.

    In terms of making the world aware – Will this item be prominently featured on the front page of the DR tomorrow, or is it going to be buried in this blog? I didn’t see it mentioned in today’s paper.

  2. Ed France says:

    Today the cost of public education is tied into all of this stuff.
    The people le who got the pay raises must be well qualified.
    The problem is that in 2009 the economy is not as strong as it could be.Many taxpayers are having hard times. That should be reflected in how Board members give out pay raises.
    Education is one of the best things we can give our youth.But…reality needs to play a role as well.

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