Christie Administration Renews Newark Superintendent Contract,
Continues School Reform in Newark
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Michael Yaple
|Date: June 27, 2014||609-292-1126|
Trenton, NJ – Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe today announced the renewal of Cami Anderson as superintendent of the Newark Public School District.
"School reform is a complex, multi-year change process that requires many phases of implementation," said Acting Commissioner Hespe. "As the district moves through implementation, it is important to frequently assess where the district is and what leadership is necessary to continue moving the district forward. Cami's knowledge, talent, and determination will help move our school reform efforts forward."
The contract provides for a compensation package that is consistent with her current contract, comprised of both base salary and merit pay. The superintendent will receive a 1.6% annual increase in her base salary to reflect inflation. Severance payments are provided in the contract, as a condition of separation, and are consistent with state regulations, N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-31, that govern these agreements for all school districts. The State and the superintendent have established a hybrid agreement that spans three years and requires at the end of each year an agreement by both the commissioner and superintendent to extend the contract for an additional year.
In a presentation to the State Board of Education earlier this year, Anderson highlighted some of the progress that has been occurring in the district: