Super salaries in Syosset being challenged

A state audit has brought to light high salaries of teachers and administrators in Syosset, leaving parents and elected officials questioning the wages.Parents like Colleen

SYOSSET - A state audit has brought to light high salaries of teachers and administrators in Syosset, leaving parents and elected officials questioning the wages.Parents like Colleen Barbella think administrators are making too much, and New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli seems to agree.Superintendent Carole Hankin made over $540,000 last year, including benefits, and Deputy Superintendent Jeffrey Streitman makes just more than $265,000 a year. The two are among New York's 10 highest-paid public administrators.DiNapoli's office released a report that said that in the last two years, Syosset's administrative salary costs were $2.7 million more than average administrative costs in other districts.Barbella says the schools in the district are great, but she thinks the annual salaries should be lower. Other parents like Susan Wolfson say the costs seem high, but are worth it.According to Newsday, Syosset ranks 12th in the county for administrative costs.

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