A total of four former school district employees in Bridgewater are part of the so-called "$100K" club, receiving more than $100,000 in pension from the state of New Jersey.
All four former employees came out of the .
Last year, 1,244 former employees collected more than $100,000, according to New Jersey Watchdog. This number has increased by 28 percent since 2010, according to New Jersey Watchdog.
Former Bridgewater-Raritan superintendent Walter Mahler tops the list with $109,350 in pension per year. He is followed by former principal John Petronella, at $107,197 in pension per year.
, who ran for board of education in 2011, is retired from the school district, where she worked in curriculum for kindergarten through fourth grade math and science. Her pension is at $101,538.
Finally, at the end of the Bridgewater list is Lorraine Lotowycz, retired principal, whose pension is at $100,723.
In a quick rundown, the four members of the "club" are:
Walter Mahler: $109,350
John Petronella: $107,197
Barbara Kane: $101,538
Lorraine Lotowycz: $100,723