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.
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.