A Morris County school district has sued its superintendent in a bid to recover almost $38,000 in alleged salary overpayments he received under a contract the state forced it to rescind.

The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the Parsippany-Troy Hills school district recently filed the lawsuit in administrative court, saying it had no other legal alternative to recoup the funds from Lee Seitz.

But the district also claims state officials asked them to take an illegal action against Seitz and ignored their requests for clarifications on directives they received.

State officials contend the district paid Seitz more money than allowed under a state salary cap, saying district leaders signed a contract that had not received proper authorization from the state.
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