Long Branch Public Schools

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Long Branch Public Schools
Superintendent: Michael Salvatore
Business Administrator: Garry Penta
Address: 540 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Grade Range: PreK-12
School facilities: 9
Enrollment: 5,158 (as of 2009-10)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 501
Student–teacher ratio: 10.30:1
District Factor Group: B
Web site: http://www.longbranch.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
PreK-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1 Budgetary Cost 15,369 85 13,632 12.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,250 90 8,035 15.1%
6 Support Services 2,213 73 2,166 2.2%
8 Administrative Cost 1,510 83 1,379 9.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,008 89 1,674 20.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 51,760 14 57,597
Data from NJDoE 2009 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of PreK-12 districts with 3,501+ students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=105

Long Branch Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade in the city of Long Branch, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The district is one of 31 Abbott districts statewide,[3] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[4][5]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the district's nine schools had an enrollment of 5,158 students and 501 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.30:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second lowest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.[6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:

Early childhood learning centers
Primary schools
Middle schools
High schools

Superintendent pay[edit]

In March 2006, the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation issued a report to Governor Jon Corzine specifically and to the public in general that addressed "Questionable and Hidden Compensation for Public School Administrators". The report disclosed that the Long Branch school district had reported to the New Jersey Department of Education that Superintendent of Schools Joseph Ferraina (who retired in 2011) was receiving a base salary of $193,149 when, as the Commission of Investigation stated, he was actually receiving a total compensation of $305,099, some 58% higher than the amount reported to the State.[8]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[9]

  • Michael Salvatore, Superintendent
  • Garry Penta, Business Administrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for the Long Branch School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 4, 2011.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Abbott Districts, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archiveas of May 15, 2009. Accessed August 14, 2012.
  4. ^ What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012. "SDA Districts are 31 special-needs school districts throughout New Jersey. They were formerly known as Abbott Districts, based on the Abbott v. Burke case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the State must provide 100 percent funding for all school renovation and construction projects in special-needs school districts.... The districts were renamed after the elimination of the Abbott designation through passage of the state’s new School Funding Formula in January 2008."
  5. ^ SDA Districts, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  7. ^ Data for the Long Branch Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "Taxpayers Beware: What You Don't Know Can Cost You", New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, March 2006, pp. 24–25. Accessed April 4, 2011.
  9. ^ 2012 - 2013 Leadership Team, Long Branch Public Schools. Accessed August 14, 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°18′00″N 74°00′01″W / 40.299908°N 74.000399°W / 40.299908; -74.000399