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Oxford Hires Reed as Interim Schools Chief

Former Newtown Superintendent of Schools John Reed gets another interim superintendent post, this time in Oxford.

A Newtown man with more than 28 years experience as a superintendent was hired as interim head of Oxford's public schools Tuesday night.

John Reed, 69, who retired in 2002 after two decades as superintendent of Newtown public schools and 40 years as an educator, will begin in Oxford on Jan. 2.

He will serve while Oxford looks for a permanent superintendent. The town's Board of Education voted unanimously, 7-0, to hire him.

Reed, , served eight years as a superintendent in New Jersey before coming to Newtown.

Since he retired from Newtown, he has served as interim schools superintendent on an as-needed-basis twice in Weston as well as assistant interim superintendent in Darien and Middletown.

His last year-long interim superintendent stint for the job. Reed also serves in a volunteer capacity as chairman of the Fairfield Hills Authority in Newtown.

Details of what Reed will be paid were not released Tuesday as his contract has not been finalized. Outgoing interim school chief , who will serve until the end of the month, is being paid about $650 a day. Reed said Tuesday he expects his contract will offer the same.

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Joan Reynolds December 18, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Have no fear Yoda, John is a bright man -ofcourse he'll come back. Haven't you heard,"It's nicer in Newtown."
white gold December 19, 2011 at 02:14 AM
High Expectations, Quality Instruction,Continuous Improvement, Civic Responsibility. These words are on a poster at the front door of the Sandy Hook school. They claim to be the Benchmark of the Newtown school system. Perhaps Janet Robinson should stop by there on her way back from the airport and give them a careful look over. It is my opinion that the board of education has followed none of these. If they were to adopt a moto it would read "candor, honesty,hard work,and fiscal truth.....for these we have none" Robinson
Maria Sabla November 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I` m shocked to see how many small minded people live in this town!
Ali Abdulah November 30, 2012 at 02:16 AM
there are Sarah Palin types all over, unfortunately!
Maria Sabla November 30, 2012 at 01:33 PM
You`re absolutely right!

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