Board Reviewing Applications for Superintendent 

The Wyckoff Board of Education is reviewing dozens of applications for the superintendent position with greater optimism now that New Jersey has lifted salary caps that had been in place since 2009.

The Board instituted a search a year ago after former Superintendent Richard Kuder announced his plan to retire at the end of December 2018. Board members interviewed applicants, but Board President Rob Francin said in a February letter to the community that none of the candidates was the right fit. He said that the salary cap had discouraged prospective candidates who would have had to take a pay cut for the job.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation this summer to remove the salary caps, citing widespread criticism that the limits were making it difficult to find qualified superintendent candidates in districts across the state.

Interim Superintendent Jeffrey Feifer says a new request for applications this fall produced dozens of applications, including a good number of experienced candidates. “The impact of removing the salary cap will help us find someone suitable for the position,” Dr. Feifer said. “The number of candidates who are sitting superintendents is greater than last time.”

Dr. Feifer said Board members will conduct the first rounds of interviews in November and December with the goal of identifying finalists for further review in January.

Dr. Feifer replaced Dr. Kuder last December and has a contract through the remainder of this school year to lead the District through the search and transition processes.

Posted by thomas.deloughry On 18 November, 2019 at 3:52 PM  

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