The Atlantic City Board of Education hired La’Quetta Small as Superintendent of Public Schools despite never serving as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.

It is such a coveted and highly compensated position. The Atlantic City Board of education should have hired a chief schools executive with the proper level of experience.

Small was previously Principal of Atlantic City High School.

The Atlantic City high school principal position is currently held Smalls’ hand-picked candidate, the currently suspended Constance Days-Chapman, who faces serious criminal charges as follows:

  • second-degree Official Misconduct
  • third-degree Hindering Apprehension of
  • Another.
  • fourth-degree Obstruction of Justice.
  • disorderly persons Failure to Report Child Abuse.

LaQuetta Small and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small have also been charged with serious child abuse criminal offenses.

LA'QUETTA SMALL is criminally charged with:

  • 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child.
  • 3 separate counts of disorderly persons simple assault.

Additionally, Marty Small and Constance Days-Chapman have also been criminally charged as follows:

MARTY SMALL is criminally charged with:

  • 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child.
  • 3rd degree aggravated assault
  • 3rd degree terroristic threats
  • disorderly persons simple assault.

Small’s performance ss Atlantic City High School Principal was not distinguished … when you measure performance by test scores, school violence and overall factors, according to John Devlin.

Devlin, the former Atlantic City Board of Education President wanted to fill the opening of superintendent by conducting a national search … so thst Atlantic City could find the most qualified candidate.

The taxpayers of Atlantic City had already spent $ 50,000 on a national search process … when suddenly, for no justifiable reason … the Atlantic City Board of Education voted to end the national search and hired La’Quetta Small for five (5) years to be the  Superintendent of Atlantic City Public Schools.

The Atlantic City Board of Education could have offered a 3-year employment contract versus a 5-year contract … so as not to obligate the taxpayers in the event, that’s small did not work out.

Instead, the school board obligated the taxpayers of Atlantic City for two additional contract years.

La’Quetta Small is Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small’s wife. Most believe that politics, not performance is behind her hiring.

The New Jersey Department of Education releases the salaries of public schools superintendents.

Remarkably, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, Small is the 3rd highest paid superintendent, which is outrageous.

In fact, Small makes more money than Dr. Phil Guenther, who is the Superintendent of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.

Small’s salary is $ 210,000 verse $ 206,598 for Guenther. This is unjust.

The state of New Jersey recently ranked the Atlantic City Institute of Technology as the # 1 ranked school in all of Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Either Small is paid too much … or, Guenther is paid too little.

It’s your tax dollars … it’s for you to decide.

NOTE: The husband/wife duo of Small & Small are receiving more than $ 400,000 per-year in combined salary, free luxury cars, health care and other fringe benefits.

SOURCES: John Devlin & New Jersey Department of Education.

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