As the BOE reorganized and replaced two outgoing board members, Superintendent Nathan Parker announced that he felt "humbled" to have his contract renewed.
Superintendent Nathan Parker has a new contract with the Summit school district, according to comments made by outgoing board members, and Parker himself, at last night’s Summit Board of Education reorganization meeting. The terms of Parker’s new contract aren’t clear at this time, but it’s assumed he had to forgo any bump in pay due to a state salary cap. His previous contract was set to expire at the end of June. “I’d like to express my appreciation and my humility for my contract being renewed,” he said during the reorganization presentation. “It’s truly humbling.” Given the cap placed on superintendents’ salaries last year by Gov. Chris Christie, it was not a given that Parker would stay on. According to an NJ Spotlight article, the …
Superintendent Nathan Parker explains in a letter the reasons behind the decision against the $7,500 - $9,000 plan, and how the kindergarten committee is aiming for a tuition-based program at a lesser cost.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Nathan N. Parker, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools November 29, 2011 Dear Summit School Community: Summit Public Schools Earlier this year a committee was formed to determine the potential costs and benefits of implementing a tuition-based, full-day kindergarten pilot program. Under the pilot, each Primary Center would have one full-day kindergarten class of 20 students, with a tuition charge in the range of $7,500 - $9,000 for each student. The designated tuition charge was intended to create an entirely self-funded program to mitigate the need to impose any new obligations on limited budget resources. The intent was to leverage existing space and resources, as far as possible, while raising sufficient new funds from the tuition charge …