New Rochelle Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak will get a contract extension on his current contract
, sources say. Organisciak is currently entering the last year of his second three-year contract with the district. The resolution will be made public at the June 28th Board of Education meeting.
UPDATE: It was pointed out to me shortly after this was published that the New Rochelle Board of Education, without prior notice and without any public discussion and without inviting any public comment approved a resolution to extend Organisciak’s contract until 2014.
RESOLUTION: No. 11-347-9
REAPPOINTMENT – SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
RESOLVED, that Richard Organisciak be and hereby is reappointed to serve as Superintendent of Schools for a period commencing July 1, 2011 and ending on July 30, 2014, and that the President of the Board of Education be and hereby is authorized and directed to execute the agreement with Mr. Organisciak setting forth the terms and conditions of his employment during said period.
School district across New York State have been extending superintendent contracts ever since Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a salary cap on superintendent salaries last March. Cuomo would limit superintendent pay to a range between $125,000 to $175,000 a year depending on the size of the school district. New Rochelle would be at the high end of the range – $175,000.
Organisciak is currently paid $263,000 for the 2010-11 year. Last March, during the budget process, Organisciak announced that he and his assistant superintendents had agreed to a salary freeze for the 2011-12 school year. However, when the final budget was released before the budget referendum on May 17th, the salary increases for Organisciak, John Quinn, Diane Massimo and Jeffrey Korostoff were still budgeted for the coming year.