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East Haven Superintendent of Schools Serio Retiring from His Post

And the East Haven Board of Education is expected to consider and possibly appoint a new acting superintendent of schools at its next regularly scheduled meeting this Tuesday night.

Update at 4:30 p.m.

After 39 years of employment by the East Haven Public School District, Superintendent of Schools Anthony Serio's last day on the job will be Aug. 31, according to a New Haven Register report.

The Register's Jennifer Swift was able to reach the superintendent this afternoon to confirm his retirement plans and last day date.

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It appears that East Haven Public Schools is headed for a leadership change with Superintendent of Schools Anthony Serio choosing to step down from his post — and retire.

The news of Serio's retirement comes from the school board's agenda for its next regularly scheduled meeting this Tuesday. The agenda includes the listing of Serio's retirement, along with two other district employees, under the document's "Information Items."

And Serio's retirement looks to happening sooner rather than later: with Tuesday's agenda also noting that the school board is scheduled to take "consideration of and action on" the appointment of a new acting superintendent that night as well.

The complete agenda for the regularly scheduled Feb. 26 meeting, as well as those for the board's subcommittee meetings earlier that night, are attached to as a PDF to this post.

East Haven Patch was unable to immediately reach Serio or BOE Chairman Thomas Hennessey early Saturday afternoon for comment.

However, over the past several weeks, the school board has been waiting for the superintendent to make a decision regarding whether or not he would seek an extension for his current employment contract with the district or choose to retire instead.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools Erica Forti had her contract extended by the school board last summer.

East Haven Patch will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

EH Reality February 24, 2013 at 04:59 PM
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is He ain't gonna let those two escape justice He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes They got the money, hey You know they got away Singin' go on take the money and run -Steve Miller Band
Rosie February 24, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Love East Haven..that was by far the best post I have read in a very long time. All I can say is ditto...you have said it all..
melinda tillie February 24, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Mr Serio sounds like a true professional, that loved the kids and did good for the Town. When I lived there the Supt was Mr. Gillis...and I dont remember anyone else.
Beth February 24, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I agree that even though it's a risk, we should get an outsider to help right this sinking ship. Test scores are terrible......we'll need someone who will want a challenge, and I recommend they look very closely at the score trends for any candidate they consider. Our children deserve better, our town deserves better....
Mike Liso February 25, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Good luck Tony, smart move in retiring. As usual, the political plums have their own agenda. We've both been here many years and have seen them come and go. Happens in every town or city. It'll be INTERESTING to see who succeeds you.

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