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Rinderknecht Receives Raise from GR School Board

The business administrator could take home $212,000 in salary and other compensation this year.

Glen Rock Business Administrator/Board Secretary Michael Rinderknecht will be receiving a pay bump for the current 2012-2013 school year.

Rinderknecht, who has been in Glen Rock since 2004, will receive a salary increase to $191,180 after board approval Monday night. He will also be eligible to receive non-pensionable compensation, school board president Rona McNabola told Patch on Wednesday.

The district's highest paid employee could receive up to $10,300 in longevity pay and with the completion of the most recent school referendum.

He could also receive up to $6,300 for the passage of a budget where the tax rate does not increase by more than 1 percent, McNabola said. Should the district's janitorial staff fare better in a performance evaluation, Rinderknecht could take home an additional $4,780.

A yearly appointment, the contract will run through June 30, 2013. Unlike superintendents, business administrators are not subject to state caps on compensation.

Ridgewood Mom December 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM
He won't even make enough to have to pay more taxes under Barack Obama's proposals. :)
Rene December 14, 2012 at 01:10 AM
How can the BOE justify a raise a pay raise in this market, and with the poor performance of keeping this project under budget and ontime. This is crazy and needs to be investigated.
USAUSA December 14, 2012 at 01:08 PM
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is ridiculous!
kengineer December 14, 2012 at 02:27 PM
The GRBOE has created the #4-rated system in the state thanks to the mega-millions upgrades of the high school .... and now the ball fields. Kind of a Taj Mahal and we're getting hit hard in the wallet for this privilege. I don't know the board breaks out Mike Rinderknecht's salary in the public budget with any clarity, but paying him this much and then giving him "layup" performance goals is insulting.
Big Brother December 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
How many people were interviewed for Mr. Rinderknecht's postion before he was re-signed, and given a raise, and more bonus options? Did he threaten to leave? If his contract represents the "New Normal", where do I apply?
Unhappy resident December 14, 2012 at 07:44 PM
This is the ultimate insult. The man is only good at sidestepping questions and being condescending to the residents. If the board approved this them they should be investigated as well. The field project suffers from gross mismanagement. The business manager position should be reposted and Mr R should have to interview for the position. I am sure we can find a better candidate for less money with a better attitude.
Woodside December 15, 2012 at 07:36 PM
MR gets a huge raise, and yet there has been no money spent on security for the high school building. The high school is an open campus with no security measures in place to protect the students and faculty from a horrific massacre like Newtown CT! Something is wrong with that picture! Whose idea is it to have an open campus at the high school, but not the elementary schools? Anyone can and has just walked into the high school on any given day. Teachers this year are monitoring the front door, but between their duty times, the front desk is empty and an invitation to a stranger's entry. This puts your children in harms way every day, not to mention the staff as well. Spend some money on security before spending it on a huge raise for someone already making big bucks!
Big Brother December 19, 2012 at 03:47 PM
GR schools pay some administrators way too much for a town it's size. Biz Mgr $191K/yr, Head of Curriculum $155k/yr, Athletic Dir. $147k/yr....and the list goes on and on. I, in general, am against consolidation between towns, certainly if it is forced. But can't GR look into coordinating with Ridgewood or Fair Lawn? Please note that this is administration, not teachers; that's another debate.
milly January 10, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Good point Big Bro...since Albano only works 3-4 days a week can't we merge the job with another town now that he's leaving? Same for Admin and Principals. We have floating nurses why not have 1 Principal for 2 elementary schools??? I bet Resumes for that job would be huge!!!
Elizabeth Cox February 02, 2013 at 04:09 PM
every school needs a principal- floating principals is rediculous- as i believe floating nurses are as well. the fact that this man got a raise is apalling- trying to talk to him is like trying to talk to a block of ice- the security issues are being address with more to come. nothing is done overnight but, they are working hard & as fast as they can. he completely screwed up the field project and thankfully the baseball field is under way with tennis courts next. the complex will be amazing & i can't wait to see it all finished- too bad it has taken way longer then need be due to his stupidity- i was really hoping he would be gone soon- as for the money we pay to the curric advisor- she she be gone right along with him- she has screwed up the elem schools to know end- can't wait to get to 6th grade and hire a tutor- wonder if i can ask her to pay for it? i usually support the board but they really messed this one up- FYI- RONA is NOT the PRESIDENT anymore

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