Joseph Erardi Jr

  • Hearing Is Next Step For 2015-16 School Budget

    After three budget workshop meetings, the Board of Education finished hearing reports from representatives of the different areas of the superintendent’s proposed 2015-16 budget at its workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 13. The next step for the budget will be a public hearing on February 3.

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, presented his proposed 2015-16 operating budget to the school board on Tuesday, January 6, as $72,399,186, a 1.48 percent increase over the current budget of $71,345,304.

  • ‘Unidentified Man’ Near Middle Gate School Prompts Security Measures

    Middle Gate Elementary School entered “lock-in” mode for about 45 minutes on Wednesday, October 22, while police investigated the circumstances surrounding the presence of an unidentified man who was spotted on the school grounds.

    There were no injuries in the incident, police said.

    Through their probe, police determined that situation amounted to “a misunderstanding,” said police Sergeant David Kullgren.

  • A Remarkable Educator At The Helm

    To The Editor:

    Newtown, we have a remarkable new school superintendent!  For the eight years he was Southington's superintendent of schools, I was honored to work closely with Joseph Erardi, Jr.  In my 43 years as a high school English/Language Arts teacher, I encountered scores of administrators.  Sadly, some followed the Peter Principles' rise to be competent with adults but disenfranchised around students.