Sacco will retire from school job, remain mayor and state senator


NORTH BERGEN – Nicholas Sacco is giving up his $260,000 per year job as assistant superintendent for elementary and secondary education but will continue to serve as a state senator and North Bergen’s mayor, his spokesman has announced.
“Mayor Sacco will be retiring from the North Bergen Board of Education during this year,” the mayor’s spokesman, Phil Swibinski, said. “However, no retirement date has yet been set. He plans to continue serving as mayor of North Bergen and state senator representing the 32nd District.”
Sacco has also worked as an elementary school principal, among other positions, over the course of a 49-year career in education.
Swibinski said Sacco’s school pension had not been determined, but would likely be about $180,000, a figure lower than the maximum due to allocations to family members. Swibinski said Sacco’s pension was, “controlled by the exact same regulations that govern the earned retirement benefits of every other public employee in the state.”
Swibinski said Sacco plans to seek re-election for mayor and state senator, and that he will be eligible for additional pensions once he retires from those.
After starting work for the school system, Sacco was first elected mayor in 1992, then won his state senate seat the following year. He has been re-elected by wide margins in the heavily Democratic township and legislative district ever since.