Schools

School board approves $87.1 million budget request

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education voted unanimously in approval of adopting a budget of $87,072,005, an increase of 3.37 percent from the current budget. The adopted budget for this current year is $84,233,204. During a recent Board of Education meeting, board members revisited four items in the proposed budget of…

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$87.3 million school board budget proposed

January 24, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi presented his proposed budget before the Board of Education during a recent budget workshop. 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…

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Beecher Street property up for sale again

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously for a proposal to put the Beecher Street property up for bid again—this time with restrictions. Based on his conversations with the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the 100-year-old property will have two potential uses: residential or office use. If…

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School calender to feature more professional development

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education voted 5 to 4 in favor of the new proposed school calendar for 2014-2015, providing teachers more time for professional development. The new calendar displays nine early release days for professional development from September to May as well as full days for professional development in…

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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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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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