Hackensack, N.J., district names Karen Lewis new superintendent

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

After a months-long search, the Hackensack School District has a new head at the healm as Karen Lewis was named superintendent, finalizing her contract on Sept. 9.

Lewis is an assistant superintendent in the Highland Park district, in Middlesex County, according to Board Attorney Richard E. Salkin, and is set to receive $167,000 annually as per her five-year contract and as "permitted by the state for a district this size."

The Board of Education was searching for a replacement for current interim Superintendent Joseph Abate for a few months.

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