Newtown schools supt. coming to Stratford

Newtown Schools Supt. Janet Robinson will resign her post there and become the new superintendent of schools in Stratford, according to sources in Stratford.

Robinson told Newtown Board of Education members that she was going to be hired by Stratford in an email Monday from a conference in California, according to The Newtown Bee. Robinson cited an anonymous tip to the media as having forced her email.

Hearst Newspapers Monday night quoted Robinson as saying she would be hired by Stratford, effective July 1.

The official vote to hire Robinson is scheduled for a special Stratford Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, with an official announcement to follow.

Robinson led the Newtown system through the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and their aftermath on Dec. 14, 2012.

According to The Newtown Bee, the Newtown Board of Education voted not to renew Robinson’s contract on June 12, 2012.

Robinson replaces Irene Cornish, who has retired. Cornish announced her desire to retire on Dec. 7, 2009, and entered into a series of three one-year contacts to remain in office. She retired Jan. 1.

Citing the shootings at Sandy Hook, the Stratford Board of Education suspended its search for a new superintendent and appointed Stratford High School Principal Dr. Margaret Lasek interim superintendent entering the new year.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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  • George Mulligan

    Bad Karma?

    Though the shooting were on her watch, they weren’t
    in any way her fault. I suspect she wasn’t retained in
    part, because she was a reminder to Newtown.
    – I’m not sure what the fair remedy would be?
    – Perhaps a job within the state of Fed government?

    I feel it may be in bad taste for her to be hired in Stratford,
    as it’s a reminder to the Soto family & everyone affected.
    – I honestly do not know?

    I do feel for all of those people because of an extreme
    excess of analogous pain for losses of my loved ones
    & others.

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