Schools

Erardi resigns to become superintendent in Newtown

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi has resigned to accept the position of superintendent in Newtown. “The Southington Board of Education is grateful for the positive impact Dr.Erardi has had on Southington,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski. “His leadership, vision and work ethic have put our school district…

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Superintendent Presents Proposed Budget for 2014-2015

January 14, 2014
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Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi plans to present his proposed budget before the Board of Education tonight during a workshop meeting. According to the Superintendent’s Operating Budget report, the proposed budget for 2014-2015 is $87,259, 873—an increase of 3.59 percent over this current year adopted budget. The adopted budget for this current year is…

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Cyber Knights begin planning stages for robotics

January 11, 2014
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Cyber Knights begin planning stages for robotics

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington High School Cyber Knights team kicked off its 2014 season Saturday, with an all day kickoff event that included a new rookie partner team from Plainville High School. The Cyber Knights team is now in its seventeenth year and currently consists of 65 students. The team is supported by…

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Erardi could possibly leave to become superintendent in Newtown

January 8, 2014
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Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi is the “candidate of choice” for the superintendent position in Newtown, according to a recent email sent out to school faculty. “There is not another job in the country that I would be interested in other than in Newtown,” said Dr. Erardi in the e-mail, adding that Newtown officials…

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The sharing of services; School board and town to work together

December 27, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education recently announced plans to partner with the town in the sharing of services, including technology, human resources and finance as well as purchasing. During a recent Board of Education meeting, Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi said the planning phase about sharing services started in…

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Planning for technology; School district continues to plan long term

December 20, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Over the past six to seven months, a group of educators and administrators of the Technology Long Term Planning Committee banded together to revolutionize the way Southington Public Schools addresses and provides professional development for technology. During a Board of Education meeting last week, Chris Richter, an eighth grade teacher…

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School district welcomes two new educators

December 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Public Schools welcomed two new educators to the district during a Board of Education meeting last week. The Board of Education appointed Susanne Vitcavage to the position of Assistant Principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School and John Duffy to the position of Pre-K-Grade 12 Science Coordinator. Duffy has…

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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

December 18, 2013
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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

Kennedy Middle School students were sent home early today, following a morning gas leak at the school. According to police, the construction crew handling the renovations at the school ruptured a gas line. Students were evacuated and were placed on busses to keep them warm.  The students were transported from the school to the Aqua…

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District implements safety precautions

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 children and six educators dead on December 14, 2012, the Southington school district implemented additional security measures to enhance safety throughout the district in response to the tragedy. Brian Goralski, the chairman of the Board of Education, said board members…

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Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

December 8, 2013
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Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington high school teacher John “Brian” Durbin, serving in the military has become a family theme. Durbin, who goes by his middle name, “Brian,” is a retired infantryman who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years. His father, uncle and a first cousin also served in the military.…

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