Guest M.T Posted May 16, 2006 Report Share Posted May 16, 2006 Leslie Gaulton, the Kearny school district's longtime business administrator, will receive at least $140,000 for unused sick time when he retires on July 1, school officials have said. Gaulton refused to answer questions directly about his retirement benefits - or release a copy of his contract, which is a public document. But in an e-mail to The Jersey Journal, he said he'd accumulated at least 200 sick days, for which he would be paid the equivalent of one year's salary upon his retirement Mary Torres, who was replaced as chair of the school board after not running for re-election, said Gaulton's base salary is $140,000, but he earns more when longevity bonuses are added in. Torres said Gaulton's payout was in line with the contracts the board signed with administrators prior to three years ago. Now, she said, administrators receive $50 a day for unused sick time when they retire and there's a cap on the number of days they can accumulate. Gaulton is also receiving roughly $12,000 out of a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey grant to the district to pay for the sound-proofing of Kearny High School and Lincoln School, Torres said. This is money Gaulton would be entitled even if he were not retiring, she said. Port Authority spokesman Mark Lavorgna said the district is being paid to perform administrative work associated with the project. So far, the Port Authority has paid out $16,400 in administrative costs to the district, Lavorgna said - a claim Gaulton took issue with in his e-mail. "To date, no administrative funds have been requisitioned by the district," he wrote. Gaulton refused to take several phone calls to clear up the discrepancy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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