From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
The state-appointed school board voted Monday to extend the contract of Interim School Superintendent Paul Vallas through the 2012-13 school year.
The decision came after the board listened to nearly two dozen speakers, some who want Vallas to stay even longer and others who said the district would be better off without him.
“Remember where we were a year ago? As a parent in this city, for the first time I feel we are trying to make progress,” said James Cloud, who credited Vallas with putting textbooks back in the school.