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NJ School Head Called Out By Christie Gets Raise

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey school board has approved a contract extension for a school chief singled out by Gov. Chris Christie for seeking a salary well above a pending superintendent pay cap.

On Tuesday, Christie called Parsippany Superintendent Lee Seitz "the new poster boy for all that is wrong with the public school system that's being dictated by greed.''

Hours later, the Parsippany school board approved a five-year contract extension for Seitz. It will boost his pay to more than $234,000.

Under a new pay scale to take effect Feb. 7, superintendents would earn $125,000 to $175,000, depending on enrollment.

Seitz told the Daily Record of Parsippany he's not sure why the governor zeroed in on his contract when other districts have done the same thing.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press

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