The Brigantine Taxpayers Association has published the 2021 salary chart for Brigantine public school employees. Here are some excerpts:
30% of Brigantine property taxes support the public school system.
Brigantine student enrollment continues to decline.
- 2009: 1,100 students.
- 2021: 610 students.
Brigantine School District Per-Pupil Cost is $32,000.
Brigantine School District expenses: $21 million.
Number of Brigantine School District employees: 125.
Brigantine teacher/student ratio is 8:1.
Total of Brigantine listed salaries: $8.6 million.
24 Brigantine School employees have salary of $100,000 or more. That doesn’t include health insurance, pension, longevity or overtime.
Editors Note: Brigantine is a sending district to the notoriously dysfunctional, Atlantic City High School.
Due to health concerns, statewide academic and other school assessments were cancelled in 2020.
Pre-pandemic, Brigantine’s public school had overall mediocre academic assessments. Brigantine leaders continue to lead the public into believing they were ‘great’.
Moving forward, let’s hope Brigantine schools will show progress in educating all or most of its students, to the full extent of their abilities, in fundamental, necessary subjects, at a reasonable cost.
Employee benefits, excluding pensions and Social Security paid by NJ State, are 38% of salaries.
School District of Brigantine still has a pattern of high administrative and teacher salary costs.
We’ve recommended elimination of longevity for new hires, removing it as part of the base salary, no payment for unused sick leave, reconsidering the teacher/student ratio, and any other relevant “best practices” to reduce costs.Brigantine-School-Salary-6.15.21
Brigantine is a ‘Type-1’ school district, a rarity among NJ’s 550 school districts.
The 7-member, Brigantine Board of Education is appointed by the Mayor. In this case, that would be Mayor Vince Sera. The school budget is voted on by a 5-member Board of School Estimate, comprised of Mayor Sera, 2 City Council members, and 2 Board of Education members.
By presenting this 2020-2021 school year data, the Brigantine Taxpayers Association continues to enable and encourage taxpayers to hold accountable those responsible for educating our students.