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Glen Rock BOE Appoints Acting Superintendent

Board still waiting on the executive county superintendent to approve the permanent replacement.

Meet the new Glen Rock chief schools administrator – Dr. Kathleen Regan, Glen Rock's Director of Instruction and Curriculum. Well, for a few weeks anyway.

Regan was appointed the acting superintendent of the district Monday night to begin Feb. 9, potentially serving until March 15.

Interim Superintendent Raymond Albano's final day is Feb. 8. Albano isn't necessarily leaving. He will receive $120 an hour or up to $12,000 as a consultant to aid in the transition of the new superintendent.

Board members hope Regan's tenure as acting schools chief doesn't last too long. They have identified the candidate they want to lead the district full-time.

School board president Sheldon Hirschberg said the board has agreed to a contract with the candidate and are now waiting on the Bergen County Executive Superintendent to finalize the hire.

"We have not yet received that so we are not in a position to formally approve a permanent superintendent," Hirschberg said. "We're continuing to do what we can to move that process along. As soon as we know something, we will act in the appropriate way."

The last full-time superintendent, David Verducci, announced his retirement in early 2012. Glen Rock will be subject to state caps on superintendent pay amounting to $157,500.

Rene February 05, 2013 at 01:22 PM
How many people are getting paid for this job since Verducci left? Don't we have an administrator getting paid over 200K a year that should be able to step up until the BOE finally picks someone?
Joe February 05, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Isn't that what they just did? The Director of Instruction & curriculum is "stepping up" in the interim, until the BOE chooses a permanent supt.
CJM February 05, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I think Rene is asking why GR does not have one of the 200K administrators step up in the interim. I would guess because there are salary caps on the Supers job of 157K a year. Most people don't take jobs with more responsibility for less money. The question I have, who is doing the Director of Instruction & Curriculums job now? And second, why is there a Director of Instruction job? Wouldn't that fall under each school principals job description?
Ruiox February 05, 2013 at 08:37 PM
C'mon CJM - this makes perfect sense. Take a promotion....get more responsibility....and 20% LESS money. Who wouldn't be thrilled with this. Only in NJ.

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