New Rochelle and Mount Vernon each expect to spend more than $7 million for their top school administrators in the next school year, according to a Journal News analysis of state education data.
In New Rochelle, the cost will be $7.9 million for 51 school administrators, which includes 10 principals, three assistant superintendents and seven assistant principals. The average administrative salary is expected to be $156,512 next school year.
Mount Vernon is expected to spend $7.4 million for 52 school administrators, including 17 principals, three assistant superintendents and seven special education supervisors. White Plains will spend $5.8 million for 37 administrators.
In Rockland, the largest administrative payroll will be in Clarkstown, which is expected to spend $5.1 million for 32 administrators, and East Ramapo will spend $4.3 million for 28 administrators.
Putnam’s highest school administrative payroll will be in Brewster where $2.5 million will pay for 15 administrators.
The figures come from a Journal News analysis of the state Administrative Salary Disclosure Database. All public school districts, with the exception of Yonkers and the other big four city districts, are required to submit their administrative salaries to the state. These are anticipated costs for the upcoming school year, although the actual figures often change because of staff turnover.
To view the titles and salaries for every district in the Lower Hudson Valley, click here: School salaries, titles for each district.
To see a cost breakdown of administrators by district, click here: School administrative salary totals.