The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education has collected money from former Parsippany Superintendent Dr. Leroy Seitz, who was ordered to pay the district back after he was paid in excess of the salary cap.
“Dr. Seitz gave back the money he owed to the district and we received the check for $17,597,” said Board of Education Vice President Sharif Shamsudin, who also sits on the finance committee. “The money will be deposited in the payroll account, and his W-2 will be adjusted.”
In June, Administrative Judge J. Howard Solomon in Newark ruled that the Parsippany Board of Education was entitled to recoup $17,597 in salary paid to Seitz over the salary cap of $177,500 imposed by Gov. Chris Christie in February 2011.
In June 2011, the Board of Education voted to rescind an agreement it made with Seitz the previous year. This contract paid the superintendent far in excess of a the salary cap.
When the board tried to stand by the pact—even going so far as to take legal action against the meddling state—it only found trouble. Christie labeled Seitz the "poster boy for greed."
Kathleen Serafino, the county executive superintendent of schools, threatened a host of dire conseqences against Seitz and the school district if the contract wasn't rescinded.