Little Egg Harbor School Superintendent Gets New Five-Year Contract

Jul 19, 2017

The Little Egg Harbor Board of Education approved a new five-year contract with Superintendent Melissa McCooley, a year ahead of schedule, during its July 17 meeting.

McCooley was hired in May 2015 and her contract began July 1 of that year. The contract for $135,000 was to expire in June 30, 2018. Her new contract begins July 1, 2017 and is to last until 2023.

The board added and adopted a resolution that night that allowed it to change the terms of a contract that they had talked about in executive session.

McCooley said she couldn’t elaborate on her new contract until it was approved by the county Board of Education. Once that happens the district will post it on the website and it will be on the next board meeting agenda.

During her superintendent’s report, McCooley said the summer school lunch program has been very successful. Volunteers have helped serve the meals outside the Little Egg Harbor Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The food is from the Department of Agriculture and is for children 18 and younger. So far, the program has delivered 468 breakfasts and 628 lunches.

Business Administrator Nick Brown was welcomed to his first BOE meeting. Brown was hired in May at $120,000 a year. When asked about his qualifications for the job, McCooley said he has all his certifications and was also a certified elementary school teacher.  —P.J.

 

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