Well, according to Fox News, you can thank NJ Governor Chris Christie for Rye's new Superintendent of Schools Frank Alvarez. New Jersey has imposed salary caps and Alvarez is coming over the bridge and through the tunnel for the dough:
"Some N.J. school superintendents leave for N.Y.
MYFOXNY.COM - Montclair, N.J., Superintendent of Schools Frank Alvarez is heading to Rye, N.Y., where records show in 2008 that district paid their superintendent almost $270,000.
If he'd stayed in Montclair, his salary would have been cut to $175,000 in 2 years. That's due to Governor Christie's salary cap, which was put into place last year.
Current contracts stay in place, but when they are up, superintendents can make tops in between $125,000 and $175,000, on the size of the school...."