ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. --
Administrators in 56 New Jersey school districts are freezing their pay this year to help reduce the amount of teachers and other staff who must be laid off due to Gov. Christie's massive school aid cuts. But one south Jersey school superintendent put himself at the head of the class by cutting his own $160,000 salary by more than $115,000.
Joseph Cirrinicione, superintendent of Lower Township schools in Cape May County, will return to work in the fall at a starting teacher's salary of less than $44,000 - with no benefits.
He says he feels compelled to share in the sacrifices that others in his district are being forced to make.
Christie calls Cirrinicione "an example for others."