Contract Extension Unlikely For Hartford Schools Superintendent

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According to sources, the Hartford school board doesn’t plan on extending the contract of Superintendent Christina Kishimoto.

Below is part of an article by Hartford Courant reporter Vanessa de la Torre about the school board’s evaluation of Kishimoto’s performance so far and what they’re expected to do at their meeting tonight. Read more at

HARTFORD – Will Superintendent Christina Kishimoto get the contract extension she wants?

Urging Mayor Pedro Segarra and the board of education not to “cast a cloud of uncertainty” over the city schools’ reform plans, Kishimoto has asked the board to approve a two-year extension Tuesday that would keep her employed as Hartford’s schools chief through June 30, 2016.

Sources indicated Monday that the board is likely to reject that request, barring a major, last-minute shift in the board’s opinion of Kishimoto. A rejection would mean that Hartford would need to find a new leader for the school system before Kishimoto’s three-year contract ends in mid-2014.

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