Kitchenman to Remain WD Schools Superintendent Through 2016

The West Deptford Board of Education recently approved a new three-year contract for the superintendent, along with an increase in salary.

Superintendent Kevin Kitchenman will remain in the West Deptford School District through 2016 after the school board approved a new three-year contract.

The new contract, which will become official once it is signed by Kitchenman, will take effect on July 1. It includes an increase in salary for the superintendent. In Kitchenman's previous contract, his salary was $142,100 in 2011-12 and $144,942 in 2012-13. In his new deal, Kitchenman's salary will increase to $149,290 in the 2013-14 school year.

Kitchenman's salary will bump up to $153,020 in 2014-15 and $156,082 in 2015-16, according to the agreement approved Jan. 28. The schedule may be adjusted in the future, but any adjustments must be approved by the executive county superintendent.

As a second-tier school district, the superintendent can not have a salary that exceeds $165,000.

Kitchenman's contract, which will expire in June 2016, could also automatically renew for another three years, through 2019. The contract will renew unless the school board either notifies Kitchenman that he will not be reappointed by March 28, 2016, or if they appoint him for a different number of years.

with Kitchenman per New Jersey state law. A tentative contract was then forwarded last July to the county superintendent before being sent back to the school board for approval.

CORRECTION, 10:47 a.m., Feb. 12: An earlier version of this article listed Kitchenman's salary as $142,100. That was his salary in 2011-12, his 2012-13 salary is $144,942. The article has been updates to correct these figures. Patch apologizes for the error.

Bill Bondar February 12, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Considering West Deptford's state rank with other school systems i.e. Haddonfield, Moorestown, Cherry Hill, we will be giving this superintendent a salary commensurate to these school district superintendents. Are we receiving the quality of education that this salary justifies? Tier I - "Excellent" Haddonfield - Camden County Moorestown - Bulrington County Cherry Hill - Camden County Shawnee Regional - Burlington County (Medford Twp. and Medford Lakes) Tier II - "Great" Eastern Regional - Camden County (Voorhees, Gibbsboro and Berlin Boro) Clearview Regional - Gloucester County (Harrison Twp. and Mantua Twp.) Cherokee Regional - Burlington County (Marlton/Evesham Twp.) Seneca Regional - Burlington County (Shamong Twp., Southampton Twp., Tabernacle Twp. and Woodland Twp.) Haddon Heights - Camden County Haddon Twp. - Camden County Cinnaminson - Burlington County Tier III - "Good" Pitman - Gloucester County Kingsway Regional - Gloucester County (Swedesboro, Woolwich Twp., Logan Twp., East Greenwich Twp. and South Harrison Twp.) Washington Twp. - Gloucester County Delsea Regional - Gloucester County (Elk Twp. and Franklin Twp.) Lenape Regional - Bulrington County (Mt. Laurel) Audubon - Camden County Burlington Twp. - Bulrington County West Deptford - Gloucester County Woodstown - Gloucester County


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