The pay cap on superintendent salaries is no more after Governor Murphy signed legislation on July 19 ending the restriction.

The legislation means that the state Department of Education can no longer set the maximum base pay a superintendent can earn. It also establishes guidelines on district executive contracts for bonuses and fringe benefits.

Former Gov. Chris Christie authorized superintendent salary caps in 2011. The maximum pay a superintendent could earn was $175,000 based on the size of the district.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.