The Westwood Regional Board of Education unanimously approved a new contract with Superintendent Goeffrey Zoeller during their meeting Thursday.
The contract will extend Zoeller's term as head of the district from July 1, 2013 until July 1, 2018. He will make $157,500 each year with the possibility of making about $23,600 extra in merit bonuses each year if he meets goals set by the board.
Board of Education President Carol Mountain described Zoeller as "a great superintendent."
"I'm extrememly happy to have him coming back," Mountain said.
Zoeller said he was pleased with the approval and he hopes to raise test scores and increase both the number of colleges students are accepted to and the number of scholarships they earn.
"I like it here," Zoeller said. "We're doing good work and I'm very pleased the board wants me to stay."
Zoeller holds a doctorate from Rutgers and was first appointed by the school board in 2006. He made $197,150 in 2009, before the governor's new took effect.
Mountain said she was "sad the board can't compensate him what he deserves."
Zoeller recently presided over .