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The South Bergen Jointure Commission is a special education public school district based in Hasbrouck Heights, serving the educational needs of classified students ages 3 to 21 who are autistic or multiply handicapped from southern Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. [5]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 311 students and 53.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 5.8:1. [4]

Controversy


District Superintendent Dawn Fidanza resigned in October 2017 after the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance of the New Jersey Department of Education found that she had transferred her daughter and created a new job position without the authorization of the district's board and had covered security cameras to conceal her daughters actions in the district office. Described by The Record (Bergen County) as "one of New Jersey's highest paid school superintendents", Fidanza had been paid an annual salary of $236,000. [6] [7]

Schools


Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics.) are: [8]

  • Lodi Middle School / High School [9] (97 students; in grades 6-12) Lauren N. Basso Principal
  • Maywood Campus [10] (152; PreK-5) Scott Rossig, Principal
  • Moonachie Campus (62; PreK-8)

Administration


Core members of the district's administration are: [11]

  • Dr. David Goldblatt, Interim Superintendent [12]
  • Susan Cucciniello, Business Administrator / Board Secretary [13]

Constituent districts


The district's board of education is comprised of representatives from the participating school districts: [14]

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