NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — New Brunswick Public School District Superintendent Aubrey Johnson is getting a raise.

Under the terms of a new contract approved by the Board of Education at Tuesday night's meeting, Johnson will earn an annual salary of $245,000.

According to the contract, the new deal is retroactive to Nov. 1.

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Board attorney George Hendricks said the board decided during the summer that it wanted to retain Johnson.  The board took into account the fact that Gov. Phil Murphy repealed the cap on superintendents' salaries across the state. 

"The law got modified which made the salary non-competitive that he was getting, " Hendricks said. 

The vote to approve Johnson's contract was unanimous, aside from abstention votes from Patricia Sadowski and Jennifer Sevilla.

Johnson will receive 25 vacation days, three personal days and reimbursement for mileage and tuition.

As TAPinto New Brunswick previously reported, Johnson received a five-year contract starting in 2017 that paid him an annual salary of $196,000.

In August, the board approved a $15,000 bonus for Johnson.