Most NJ public school chiefs face pay caps

Nearly three-quarters of New Jersey public school superintendents are likely to see their salaries cut soon.Gov. Chris Christie's administration is moving ahead with plans to

TRENTON - Nearly three-quarters of New Jersey public school superintendents are likely to see their salaries cut soon.

Gov. Chris Christie's administration is moving ahead with plans to cap top administrators' pay. About 360 public school superintendents earn more than the proposed caps. They would have their salaries lowered in their next contracts.

Superintendents under the new scale would earn $125,000 to $175,000, depending on district enrollment. Districts with more than 10,000 students could pay more.

Administrators would be eligible for bonuses based on student performance under the new rules. The Christie administration estimates that the caps would affect about 70 percent of superintendents in the state.

The rules do not require legislative approval. They are scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7.

The public will get a chance to comment at four hearings around the state.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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