CRANFORD - A new five-year contract for Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools Dr. Scott Rubin was approved by the Cranford Board of Education at the August 24 Meeting.

Dr. Rubin was selected as Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools back in March of 2017, and took over on July 1 of that year after having served almost three years as Superintendent of Schools for the East Hanover Township School District.

His initial five-year contract was to run from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022 with an annual salary of $196,584, the max salary for an NJ Superintendent before Governor Murphy did away with the cap in 2019. Despite having two years remaining on his contract, Board Members said it's standard practice to negotiate a new contract after year three of a five-year deal to lock in an administrator for the future rather than risk losing him or her to another district.

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“Dr. Rubin has been within our district for the past three years. During this time, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership,” said Board Vice President Lisa A. Carbone. “He has led by example and maintained high standards for himself and those employed by the district. He sets a high bar for himself and those around him. He has incredible work ethic in all aspects of his roll.”

The terms of his new contract, which runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025, starts his salary at $216,600.92 for the 2020-21 school year with a 2.5% pay raise each year, ending with a salary of $239,086.89 in 2024-25, according to Business Administrator/Board Secretary Robert Carfagno.

"Thank you for your trust in me," said Dr. Rubin. "I promise to work as hard as I possibly can with all of you. I never want to let anyone in this community down. It really is a privilege to continue working here, so thank you very much."