, R,I,C-East Northport, is calling for the salaries of all state-government employees to be capped.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports a salary limit per school superintendent based on enrollment numbers, with the highest amount being $175,000.
Currently, 223, or 33 percent of school district superintendents earn more than $175,000.
Northport-East Northport School District Superintendent Marylou McDermott's compensation was $248,401 in the 2009-10 school year. Elwood Superintendent Peter C. Scordo's compensation package for 2009-10 included a salary of $192,000 along with an allotment for sick and personal days, holidays and vacation time.
While 33 percent of school superintendents make over $179,000 annually, they aren’t the only problem in New York, he said.
Raia announced Monday that he wants to extend the cap to all those employed by New York State.
“Employees of the MTA and other bloated state agencies routinely make well over $179,000, which is the yearly salary for the governor,” said Raia.
“I find it hard to believe that any government employee can argue that they have a tougher job than the governor of the state of New York."