SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year in a row the South Orange - Maplewood School District plans to award Superintendent John Ramos a bonus of close to $23,000.

resolution up for a vote at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting indicates Ramos is to be paid $22,773.25 in addition to his annual salary of $174,000.

The bonus comes as Ramos is set to leave the district at the end of the month after serving just two years of a five-year contract. He announced his resignation in May.

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Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra was appointed in June to serve while a permanent choice is found.

The board approved a similar bonus for Ramos in late 2016 for $23,000. 

Both bonuses are allowed under Ramos’ contract that indicates he can received up to 14.99% of his salary in a merit pay bonus if he reaches certain goals.

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