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Analysis: Cronin's Salary Just Below State Average for Superintendents

North Haven's schools chief will take home $165,000 this year in pay and perks, a compensation package that is pretty much in line with his peers, according to a report in the New Haven Register.

North Haven Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Cronin is slated to take home a total compensation package of $165,000 during the 2012-13 school year, an average of $43.34 per student in the school district, according to an analysis of the contracts of 148 superintendents compiled by Journal Register Co. newspapers in the state.

Cronin's pay falls solidly in the mid-range of superintendent pay throughout the state. According to the analysis by the New Haven Register, the Register-Citizen of Torrington and the Middletown Press, the average pay for a superintendent in Connecticut is about $166,000 a year, with 27 making more than $200,000 per year.

Westport's Elliot Landon takes home the most pay, at $285,077 ($49.93 per student), followed by Wilton superintendent Gary Richards at $267,587 ($61.12 per student) and Fairfield superintendent David Title at $264,500 ($26.57 per student).

The highest ratios of superintendent pay to students in the district fall in the smaller districts, topped by Eastford's Linda Loretz, who will earn $672.48 per student ($124,409).

There are 3,807 students in the North Haven Public Schools, according to the Journal-Register Co.'s tabulations.

A PDF of Cronin's contract is attached to this post. He also gets 20 vacation days and 18 sick days in his compensation package.

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