FLEMINGTON, NJ - The new contract for the superintendent the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District includes a 15% pay raise.

Superintendent Dr. Kari McGann started work as superintendent of FRSD in 2018 at a salary of $180,000. That amount increased to $183,600 for the 2019-2020 school year and $187,272.00 for the 2020-2021 school year, according to the contract posted on the district website.

On Thursday, the school board approved a five-year contract with McGann at a salary of $215,363, effective in July. Thereafter, the superintendent will receive a minimum annual salary increase of 2%.

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School board members were effusive in their praise for McGann when approving the contract, especially her handling of the pandemic.

"I am honored, humbled and thrilled to continue my commitment to the students, families, faculty and staff here in Flemington-Raritan for the next five years,” McGann wrote in an email. “Together, with the support of the board of education, we have all faced and overcome insurmountable challenges, and there is significant work still ahead of us.”

“With a focus on collaboration and communication, I am proud to continue to work alongside outstanding and exemplary administrators, teachers and support staff, and for the children and families that we serve,” she added. “I am dedicated to supporting every student, every day at every opportunity. Our future is bright as all of us in Flemington-Raritan, collectively, continue to shine the light for our children and community.”