Fischer's New London contract extended; meet and greet to be held with new superintendent
New London — The Board of Education has scheduled a “meet and greet” welcoming session with Terrence P. Carter, the school district’s new superintendent, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Port ‘N Starboard Banquet Hall at Ocean Beach Park.
Meanwhile, Friday, current Superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer said he has agreed to continue in his position for one more month, providing an administrative bridge to the Aug. 1 arrival of Carter.
In 2013, the Board of Education voted not to renew Fischer’s contract, which expires Monday. Under the extension deal, Fischer said he will accept one-twelfth the annual salary the new superintendent receives, which is still under negotiation.
Carter is arriving from Chicago, where he is currently the director and chief academic officer of the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that works as a division of the city school system to turn around poorly performing schools. Carter has been director and chief academic officer of the academy, which manages 29 Chicago public schools serving more than 17,000 students, since 2010.
A native of Miami, Fla., Carter will relocate from Chicago.
Stories that may interest you
Dorothy Moreau, 102, celebrated Mother's Day with her family Sunday, the first holiday they have enjoyed in person together since Christmas 2019.
What was Sailor Ed's? The Day chronicles Stonington restaurant's long voyage in response to reader question
While it now sits vacant, an Old Stonington Road building onced house Sailor Ed's, a thriving seafood restaurant that catered to locals and tourists alike.
First Selectwoman Danielle Chesebrough has said that town boards and commissions are planning to resume in-person meetings with the public allowed to attend beginning June 1.
The Aquarion Water Co., which locally serves Stonington and Mystic, has announced it is accepting nominations for its annual Environmental Champion Awards.