New Jersey taxpayers and lawmakers could learn a lesson on double-dipping from Robert Mahon, a retired school chief who never really quit working.
Mahon has collected $1.7 million in pension checks since he took early retirement in 1995 as superintendent of Ocean Township schools in Monmouth County.
Thanks to a loophole in pension law, retiree Mahon has still been making the rounds on public school payrolls for most of the past 19 years.
Drawing six-figure executive pay on top of his $104,621 annual pension, Mahon has worked as an interim, or temporary, superintendent at 10 Jersey Shore school districts — including Manasquan, Spring Lake Heights, Barnegat, Colts Neck, Red Bank, Little Egg Harbor, Bradley Beach, Farmingdale and Brielle.
Now Paid $150K a Year
At 78, Mahon’s latest post-retirement stop is the Asbury Park school district, which pays him $605 a day — the equivalent of roughly $150,000 a year.
“A district has to have a superintendent,” said Mahon. “Whether I’m here in an...
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