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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