Waterford school board votes to cut one teacher, three subs

Waterford — The Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously not to renew the contracts of one full-time middle school teacher and three long-term substitutes, citing budgetary, not performance-related, reasons.

Members met briefly in executive session before the regular board meeting to discuss the non-renewals, which the school district must issue prior to May 1 in accordance with Connecticut state statutes.

Courtney Hesch, a social studies teacher at Clark Lane Middle School, and long-term substitutes Dorothy Raviele, Samantha McCarthy and Kathleen Ward, are aware of their non-renewal status, Superintendent Jerome Belair said.

"This has no connection to performance, and this is attributed to the lack of an available position related to a staff reduction under consideration in the school district's budget for the 2013-14 school year," he said.

Also during the board's meeting Thursday, members unanimously approved June 25 as the graduation date.

Hide Comments

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

THE DAY VIDEO SHORTS