TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie has lashed out at a northern New Jersey school superintendent for seeking to extend his contract before a salary cap ordered by the governor goes into effect.

Christie repeatedly singled out Parsippany Superintendent Lee Seitz by name at a town hall event yesterday in Toms River, calling him the "new poster boy for all that is wrong with the public school system."

Seitz is reportedly seeking a five-year contract extension that would see his annual salary rise to $234,065.

Under the new pay scale that starts Feb. 7, superintendents would earn up to $175,000, depending on district enrollment. But the cap applies only to contracts that have expired.

AP wire services contributed to this report.