School board gives Shelton superintendent high marks

SHELTON — Superintendent Ken Saranich earned high marks in his first six months on the job, according to the Board of Education evaluation approved Wednesday. Saranich earned a score of 3.5, on a scale of 0 to 4, and with it had his contract extended one year, board chair Kathy Yolish said. Saranich’s contract is now three years, and his salary for 2021-22 will be $205,000, including a $2,500 annuity. Saranich earned a salary of $179,875 in 2020, when he was assistant superintendent. He was promoted to the top spot in the city school system effective Jan. 1, 2021.
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Norwalk, CTNorwalk Hour

Chalk Talk: ASPIRE opens working world's door for Norwalk student interns

Lying under the table, his paintbrush poised, 13-year old Antwone Richardson peered at the football that was taking shape on the underside of the tabletop. “I’m trying to make it cartoon-like, not too realistic,” he said. Jesus Mendez, a seventh-grader at Ponus Ridge Middle School, looked at his painting from...
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Deep River, CTNew Haven Register

Petition spurs race debate in Region 4 schools

DEEP RIVER — The debate around how race is taught in schools has been a hot-button issue nationwide and in some Connecticut towns. Now it has made its way to Regional School District 4. A petition by the group Parents against Critical Theory, also known as PACT, has been circulating...
Bridgeport, CTMiddletown Press

Bridgeport school board gives superintendent 12 percent raise

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport superintendent evaluation came to a close on Thursday with mostly favorable reviews and a 12 percent raise for Superintendent Michael Testani. Of the seven evaluations submitted, the superintendent scored an overall average of 4.44 out of 5. The board proposed raising his base pay from $245,000...
Fairfield, CTMiddletown Press

Here's how Fairfield schools plan to spend the $2.8M relief grant

FAIRFIELD — Hiring a diversity, equity, and inclusion administrator; developing curriculum; as well as providing more support for students and staff are all included in the school district’s federal relief budget. Fairfield schools are set to get $2.8 million under the American Relief Plan and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency...