08 Jun: Karcher/Turner Bill To Require Public Notice Of School Administrator Contracts Passes Committee

TRENTON – Proposed legislation sponsored by Senator Ellen Karcher and Shirley Turner that would require a 30 day public notice before any action could be taken on the contract of a school district administrator was passed by the Senate Education Committee today.

“As New Jersey grapples with perennial budget shortfalls and local property taxes soar through the roof, we need to have public transparency over all government expenses, including school administrator compensation,” said Senator Karcher, D-Monmouth and Mercer. “In NJ, we need to ensure that all contract negotiations happen in the light of public scrutiny, and that we negotiate the best deals for taxpayers.”