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Board Could OK 2 Central High School Facility Monitors Monday Night

One full-time, one part-time with reduced pay rate up for approval.

The West Morris Regional School District Board of Education will vote on a full-time and part-time facilities monitor for the 2014-15 school year Monday night, both of which would be stationed at West Morris Central High School.

Tim Smarth, who was hired during the 2013-14 school year as a full-time monitor, will have his $40,000 salary voted on by the board now that a criminal history background check for school employees has been fulfilled, according to the meeting’s agenda.

Also up for vote is the pay rate for John Notte, the part-time facilities monitor at Central, at a rate of $20 per hour and up to five hours per day for the 180-day calendar year.

Notte’s pay has contentiously come before the board in the past, when Mendham Township representative James Button and Chester Township representative Marcia Asdal questioned the rate in both 2012 and 2013.

Both felt the scope of Notte’s job was akin to that of a crossing guard, and that his previous pay of $35 per hour was too high. In August 2013, the board denied the pay and the school began its year without monitors. Instead, administrators were assigned to help with traffic control coming in and out of the campus.

The upcoming school year will be Notte’s fifth in this capacity, but first at the reduced rate.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday night at West Morris Central High School. The session is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. 

Emma July 13, 2014 at 05:59 PM
It's interesting that John Notte was once a member of this same Board of Education!
Reality Chuck July 14, 2014 at 09:00 AM
These salaries are about 40% outside the parameters of trained security guards working a 40wk for 52 weeks!....without company supplied benefits. So the next question is what B of Ed benefits come with the position???
longvalley1952 July 14, 2014 at 02:50 PM
The story should mention that Notte was President of THIS BOE and is a retired gym teacher -- Jason, what's his package like? Probably six figures. He probably should be doing it for free. Stinky stuff.
Minuteman Too July 14, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Does the school system ever NOT find ways to employ friends and "ex" faculty, etc....at prices that would NOT fly in the private sector...I'm sure among the many retirees in L.V. we could find a few to do those jobs for no pay or "minimum wage"...just to help "our kids"....yes?

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