An “unfortunate typo” may force another vote to approve the contract of acting school chief Michael Testani.
The board, by a 6-1 tally, approved the $200,000 annual salary for Testani who is replacing Aresta Johnson while a national search is conducted for a longer-term superintendent of schools.
The board agenda for the special meeting listed a discussion but no vote on Testani’s contract.
CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more:
Board Secretary Joe Sokolovic said that he left the meeting early, unaware there would be a vote. Board member Maria Pereira, who stuck around and voted no, pointed to the error in the agenda posting after the meeting.
Board Chairman John Weldon called the omission an “unfortunate typo” and said whatever proper corrective action is necessary will be taken.
He took issue with Sokolovic’s suggestion that he was unaware of the meeting’s purpose.
“He should have poked his head up and said something so it could be corrected, not sit back and see if we violate (the Freedom of Information) Act,” Weldon said. “Did he really think we were only going to talk, but take no action, on a contract that would commence in 12 days?”
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