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May 15, 2015

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County CASA is looking for volunteers. To be a child's voice in court. Located at 415 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne, Passaic County CASA has ...

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National Survey Finds More than Half of All Children and Teens Can’t Swim or Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills PRINCETON, NJ – The American Red Cross North ...

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A $28,000 Boost For New City School Appointee

By JOE MALINCONICO / PATERSONPRESS.COM

February 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

PATERSON, NJ – One of Paterson Public Schools’ new executive directors for principal evaluation and coaching is getting paid $28,000 more than what she received in her previous job.

Sharon Biggs’ Paterson salary is $110,450, according to district documents. She came to Paterson in December from Monroe Public Schools, where she was making $82,294 as assistant to the superintendent.

Biggs also had been a principal in Monroe. Her most recent raise in that district had been approved in February 2012 in a split vote by the board of education. Six members voted in favor of it and three were opposed, according to minutes of the meeting.

When asked why she voted against Biggs’ raise, the president of the Monroe board, Kathy Kolupanowich, said, “The short answer would be that many of her responsibilities were eliminated in her job description, and, therefore, I felt a salary increase was not warranted.’’

When asked why some of Biggs’ responsibilities had been eliminated, she replied, “As you can probably understand, it was a Personnel issue and our Board does not discuss Personnel issues.”

Biggs, whose resume says she is currently a doctoral candidate at Seton Hall University, is one of three people who started work in the principal evaluation and coaching positions in December. The others were JoAnn Cardillo, a former Paterson principal, who will be paid $153,158, and Anthony Cavanna, a former superintendent in West Orange, who will be paid $156,363. Cavanna left his $231,138 position in West Orange under unusual circumstances after he was placed on leave before his contract expired.