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Commack superintendent retired with $657,970 salary

November 10, 2010 3:14:24 PM PST
A public interest group went to court to find out the highest paid superintendents in New York State.

Nine out of 10 are on Long Island, and the top 30 are all in the New York metro area.

After 24 years at Commack's School District, retiring Superintendent James Feltman posted a letter on the internet saying he had much to be thankful for. You could say that again.

In the school year ending last June, Feltman walked away with $657,970.

That makes him the highest paid public school employee, in the entire state!

"My taxes are enough where some of his money should be coming back my way," said one resident.

When he retired, Feltman's contract allowed him to be paid for more than two decades worth of unused sick time.

But his actual salary last year was still $363,000.

If you live in his district, he's far from the only person making a bundle on your dime.

An assistant principal earned $310,000.

A language teacher earned $251,000.

By comparison, outgoing New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein made $250,000 last year to run the nation's largest school system of 1.1 million students.

Commack teaches just 7,700 students.

"Unless everyone gets together and says we're not going to take it anymore, this is what's going to happen," a resident said.

The numbers, were tabulated by the Empire Center for NYS Policy, and shows that 9 of the top 10 earners, and 30 of the top 50, work on Long Island.

As for number one, James Felting, he wasn't home Wednesday and doesn't seem to live a terribly lavish lifestyle.

"No he's living very modestly. If I was him I'd be out of here, I'd be living down in Palm Beach or something," said his neighbor, Tom Green.

Green says Felting has been traveling a lot since retiring.

In that online letter, he said he was leaving Commack with "many fond memories" and apparently, a very nice nest egg.

For more information visit: http://www.seethroughny.net/PayrollsPensions/tabid/55/Payrolls/StatePayroll/tabid/69/Default.aspx?BRANCHID=6

100 Highest Paid School Employees in 2009-10

Rank Name School District Hire Date Salary

1 Feltman, James A Commack Union Free Schools 9/1/69 $657,970
2 Hankin, Carole Syosset Central Schools 12/1/75 $485,246
3 Saffer, Shelley Brookhaven-Comsewogue Union Free Schools 10/1/67 $462,084
4 Bonasera, Anthony J Mount Sinai Union Free Schools 4/17/72 $402,944
5 Yazurlo, Michael V Tuckahoe Union Free Schools 2/1/74 $387,804
6 Sirois, Herman A Levittown Union Free Schools 9/21/81 $369,254
7 Clark-Snead, Constance R Westbury Union Free Schools 7/1/99 $365,404
8 Grishman, Henry L Jericho Union Free Schools 9/1/67 $354,880
9 Streitman, Jeffrey B Syosset Central Schools 9/1/74 $353,368
10 Karnilow, Sheldon Half Hollow Hills Central Schools 9/1/68 $351,946
11 Bernstein, Marc F Valley Stream Central High School 6/30/73 $333,863
12 Holman, Evelyn B Bay Shore Union Free Schools 7/1/94 $328,561
13 Mac Naughton, Robert B Ramapo Central Schools 12/7/67 $322,359
14 Johnson, William H Rockville Centre Union Free Schools 12/1/79 $321,701
15 Shea, Thomas C South Huntington Union Free Schools 2/1/70 $318,137
16 Brown, Herb R Oceanside Union Free Schools 10/1/70 $316,196
17 James, Donald A Center Moriches Union Free Schools 9/8/92 $310,245
18 Bertolotti, Carol A Commack Union Free Schools 9/1/69 $310,117
19 Mc Gill, Michael V Scarsdale Union Free Schools 7/1/84 $310,060
20 Wool, Louis N Harrison Central Schools 9/1/81 $307,801
21 Morris, Jeffrey C Half Hollow Hills Central Schools 9/18/70 $306,222
22 Taddiken, Nancy L Edgemont at Greenburgh Central Schools 1/28/74 $300,953
23 Robertson, Ellen M Half Hollow Hills Central Schools 9/20/73 $299,087
24 Gordon, Geoffrey N Port Washington Union Free Schools 9/1/02 $297,644
25 Bixhorn, Gary D Eastern Suffolk 1 BOCES 2/1/79 $293,300
26 Casciano, Paul William Floyd Union Free Schools 9/1/74 $290,917
27 Auriemma, Frank V Pearl River Union Free Schools 9/4/73 $289,728
28 Smith, Howard W UFSD of the Tarrytowns Union Free Schools 7/1/88 $287,526
29 Greenberg, Robert Long Beach City School District 3/1/70 $286,918
30 Hunderfund, Anna F Locust Valley Central Schools 9/3/74 $285,208
31 Omotani, Les M Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free Schools 7/1/04 $285,000
32 Kuncham, Kishore Freeport Public Schools 8/14/89 $283,628
33 Meierdiercks, Warren A Sewanhaka Central Schools 9/1/74 $282,093
34 Marien, Joanne A Somers Central Schools 1/3/72 $281,033
35 Shine, Edward J Rye City School District 7/1/96 $280,280
36 Mustich, Peter J Rye Neck Union Free Schools 9/1/72 $280,101
37 Boyd-Bright, Maureen K Hicksville Public Schools 9/1/73 $277,866
38 Wills, Frances G Briarcliff Manor Union Free Schools 7/1/94 $276,607
39 Quattrone, David F Bronxville Union Free Schools 8/1/05 $276,333
40 Jones, Rosemary F Sayville Public Schools 10/1/69 $275,588
41 Fried, Paul R Mamaroneck Union Free Schools 9/1/72 $274,553
42 Connolly, Kenneth J Lakeland Central Schools 9/1/74 $270,000
43 Antonecchia, Donald A Pleasantville Union Free Schools 10/6/75 $269,270 44 Fitzsimons, John T Lawrence Union Free Schools 7/1/03 $268,909
45 Feirsen, Robert D Garden City Union Free Schools 5/1/78 $268,832
46 Cardillo, Charles S Manhasset Union Free Schools 9/2/75 $268,501
47 Ciuffo, Benjamin Jericho Union Free Schools 9/1/70 $268,268
48 Oustatcher, Ira E East Ramapo Central Schools 6/30/73 $267,702
49 Sullivan-Kriss, Patricia A Hauppauge Union Free Schools 5/28/74 $267,215
50 Organisciak, Richard E New Rochelle City School District 6/30/76 $267,004
51 Blau, Beth V West Islip Union Free Schools 10/1/71 $265,751
52 Sulc, Charles V Massapequa Public Schools 9/1/69 $264,605
53 Gualtieri, Raymond D East Hampton Union Free Schools 7/1/03 $264,335
54 Matusiak, Kathleen L Irvington Union Free Schools 7/11/04 $263,455
55 Carlisle, Donald K Port Chester-Rye Union Free Schools 7/1/96 $263,009
56 Pierorazio, Bernard P Yonkers Public Schools 9/12/74 $262,443
57 Melnick, Edward K North Shore Central Schools 7/1/87 $262,162
58 Melucci, Ranier W Merrick Union Free Schools 11/1/73 $262,024
59 Kiernan, Henry G Bellmore-Merrick Central Schools 10/1/05 $260,775
60 Finello, John J Huntington Union Free Schools 5/1/72 $260,430
61 Goodman, Amy J Greenburgh-Graham Union Free Schools 12/14/81 $259,971
62 Mc Cann, Daniel T Hendrick Hudson Central Schools 9/5/78 $259,097
63 Glassman, Phyllis Ossining Union Free Schools 9/1/71 $255,645
64 Fleishman, David A Chappaqua Central Schools 2/4/97 $255,270
65 Brenner, Daniel S Roslyn Public Schools 7/1/84 $255,000
66 Sawyer, Welton L Mount Vernon Public Schools 9/20/74 $254,945
67 Bierwirth II, John E Herricks Union Free Schools 3/1/74 $254,228
68 Feller, David S North Merrick Union Free Schools 9/1/80 $254,150
69 Hochman, Jere I Bedford Central Schools 7/1/08 $253,941
70 Bisso, Joyce M Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free Schools 9/1/71 $253,719
71 Lison, Elizabeth J Valley Stream #13 Union Free Schools 9/1/73 $252,668
72 Taylor, Jacquelyn M Byram Hills at Armonk Central Schools 9/1/74 $252,135
73 Maher, John F Commack Union Free Schools 9/1/67 $251,323
74 Barbarino, Santo J Lynbrook Union Free Schools 9/15/80 $250,250
75 Khoury, Charles V Ardsley Union Free Schools 7/1/08 $249,955
76 Hickey, Robert L Hempstead Public Schools 10/26/77 $249,784
77 Brizard, Jean-Claude Rochester City School District 11/1/90 $248,520
78 McDermott, Marylou Northport-East Northport Union Free Schools 1/1/75 $248,401
79 Harrington, Phyllis S Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central Schools 9/1/80 $247,952
80 Fale, Edward M Valley Stream #24 Union Free Schools 9/4/73 $247,741
81 Lorentz, John Farmingdale Union Free Schools 1/19/88 $247,431
82 Stark, William J Blind Brook-Rye Union Free Schools 6/30/73 $247,160
83 Wuest, William E Jericho Union Free Schools 9/3/74 $247,007
84 DeAngelo, Louis R East Meadow Union Free Schools 3/1/76 $246,992
85 Onofry, Craig T Dover Union Free Schools 9/1/78 $246,954
86 Price, Maryalice Pittsford Central Schools 9/5/73 $246,242
87 Mahoney, W M Carle Place Union Free Schools 7/1/95 $246,202
88 Annunziato, Anthony J Bayport-Blue Point Union Free Schools 9/1/85 $246,161
89 Weber, Peter J Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free Schools 9/1/73 $245,090
90 Scricca, Diane B Riverhead Central Schools 6/30/76 $244,892
91 Silverstein, Mark K Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls Union Free Schools 9/1/75 $244,583
92 Lauro Jr, Dennis R Pelham Union Free Schools 9/1/66 $243,406
93 Gerold, Roberta A Middle Country Central Schools 12/9/74 $242,819
94 Napolitano, Ralph A Yorktown Central Schools 9/1/77 $241,788
95 Leunig, Charles A Copiague Union Free Schools 9/1/81 $240,746
96 Wilansky, Judith A Cold Spring Harbor Central Schools 9/17/81 $240,672
97 Aloise, Robert W North Babylon Union Free Schools 9/1/70 $239,657
98 Terranova, Marilyn C Eastchester Union Free Schools 9/1/81 $238,855
99 Sandbank, Janice Brewster Central Schools 10/1/69 $238,619
100 Sammis, Nancy C Jericho Union Free Schools 6/18/71 $238,302

Highest Average Pay - Professional Staff School

Rank School District Total Employees Average

1 Scarsdale Union Free Schools $58,907,240 526 $111,991
2 Bronxville Union Free Schools $19,470,345 200 $97,352
3 Jericho Union Free Schools $46,270,747 479 $96,599
4 Peekskill City School District $29,018,837 311 $93,308
5 Greenburgh Eleven Union Free Schools $8,096,113 87 $93,059
6 Yonkers Public Schools $222,336,134 2,398 $92,717
7 Byram Hills at Armonk Central Schools $28,777,410 311 $92,532
8 East Hampton Union Free Schools $24,018,266 261 $92,024
9 Fishers Island Union Free Schools $1,553,295 17 $91,370
10 Lawrence Union Free Schools $40,715,628 452 $90,079
11 Briarcliff Manor Union Free Schools $20,788,440 231 $89,993
12 Montauk Union Free Schools $5,300,827 59 $89,845
13 Hendrick Hudson Central Schools $29,189,840 325 $89,815
14 Edgemont at Greenburgh Central Schools $19,960,342 223 $89,508
15 Blind Brook-Rye Union Free Schools $17,102,848 192 $89,077
16 Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free Schools $45,081,349 514 $87,707
17 Pelham Union Free Schools $27,961,404 320 $87,379
18 Island Park Union Free Schools $10,104,155 116 $87,105
19 Mount Pleasant Central Schools $23,118,808 266 $86,913
20 Harrison Central Schools $43,365,701 501 $86,558
21 Hempstead Public Schools $62,837,603 735 $85,493
22 Lakeland Central Schools $58,810,942 688 $85,481
23 Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free Schools $17,442,177 205 $85,084
24 Sewanhaka Central Schools $73,745,221 867 $85,058
25 Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free Schools $38,802,330 459 $84,537
26 Dobbs Ferry Union Free Schools $17,552,371 208 $84,386
27 Mamaroneck Union Free Schools $52,318,591 620 $84,385
28 Valley Stream #24 Union Free Schools $13,058,590 155 $84,249
29 Half Hollow Hills Central Schools $88,694,567 1,055 $84,071
30 Brewster Central Schools $34,611,438 412 $84,008
31 Mount Sinai Union Free Schools $22,234,471 265 $83,904
32 Plainview-Old Bethpage Central Schools $57,557,250 687 $83,781
33 Baldwin Union Free Schools $52,531,492 628 $83,649
34 Mineola Union Free Schools $35,976,706 431 $83,473
35 Carle Place Union Free Schools $19,612,967 235 $83,459
36 Valhalla Union Free Schools $17,177,208 206 $83,385
37 Oceanside Union Free Schools $62,610,208 751 $83,369
38 Chappaqua Central Schools $47,308,871 572 $82,708
39 Patchogue-Medford Union Free Schools $63,479,346 768 $82,655
40 Bellmore-Merrick Central Schools $57,444,355 695 $82,654
41 East Rockaway Union Free Schools $14,269,807 173 $82,484
42 New Rochelle City School District $98,746,669 1,200 $82,289
43 Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls Union Free Schools $7,628,212 93 $82,024
44 Rye City School District $30,136,677 368 $81,893
45 Bridgehampton Union Free Schools $4,168,890 51 $81,743
46 Valley Stream Central High School $45,813,040 562 $81,518
47 Seaford Public Schools $25,281,284 311 $81,290
48 Eastchester Union Free Schools $33,062,066 407 $81,234
49 Mount Vernon Public Schools $91,921,234 1,135 $80,988
50 Manhasset Union Free Schools $37,423,447 465 $80,481


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