Superintendent’s pact extended

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By CHRISTINE BARCIA
Staff Writer

A new contract has been approved for Freehold Borough K-8 School District Superintendent of Schools Rocco Tomazic.

The superintendent’s contract was discussed during a Board of Education meeting on Dec. 14.

Members of the public were given the opportunity to comment on Tomazic’s contract, but no one from the public spoke, Business Administrator Joseph Howe said.

“The board voted unanimously to approve the contract,” he said.

Tomazic said he is appreciative of the confidence expressed by the board in extending his contract. He came to the school district in April 2013.

“There is much work left to do to place the district on firm footing with regard to resolving overcrowding and underfunding. The entire district is pushing to the ultimate objective of an improved overall educational program for our students,” the superintendent said.

Tomazic’s new contract is for the period from Jan. 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020, according to Howe.

Most of the terms and conditions of employment of school superintendents in New Jersey, such as salary caps, are promulgated by law, according to the business administrator.

“One such provision of the law is that no superintendent shall acquire tenure, so boards of education must continue to offer contracts of employment to superintendents on a periodic basis,” Howe said.

Tomazic’s salary under the new contract will be $155,000 annually, which is the same as his current contract.

For the 2014-15 school year, Tomazic received bonus pay of $7,750 for achievement of two qualitative merit goals.

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