Rabinowitz Going to Bridgeport

The Hamden superintendent of schools has accepted the interim superintendent's position in Bridgeport, the Connecticut Post is reporting.

Hamden Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz.
Hamden Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz.

The Bridgeport Board of Education has selected Hamden Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz as its interim superintendent as it searches for a permanent replacement.

The Connecticut Post reports that Rabinowitz will replace embattled Supt. Paul Vallas as interim superintendent. The Bridgeport superintendent battled to keep his job after the state determined that he didn't have the proper certification but has recently tendered his resignation. His final date in the district hasn't yet been determined.

Rabinowitz notified the Hamden school board last year that she intended to retire. She became Hamden's superintendent in 2007 after the death of former Supt. Alida Begina. Before that, she worked for the state Department of Education.

The Hamden Board of Education has been searching for a new superintendent for months. Rabinowitz, who couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday, told the Connecticut Post that the board is "close to picking a replacement."

Len January 23, 2014 at 04:55 PM
That town hall traffic situation is so stupid!! One lane??? Why?? Who laid out that street plan? Helen keller? Why the median? Why the indents to park if there is a "garage"? Theres enough steps and sidewalk for hundreds of people to gather on. The light post are super modern and look like they are from war of the worlds. Yet, we spent so much extra money trying to preserve the "old" look and match the police station to it.
Thomas Alegi January 23, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Yes Len, there are enough steps and sidewalks for hundreds of people to gather on. There is even enough light post for a good number of Dogs to use. Progress at it best! LOL
Marjorie B. January 28, 2014 at 07:59 AM
No one but police personnel can park in that lot at the current time. The upper levels are not finished. So....the public still cannot easily access THEIR monument to government.
Len January 28, 2014 at 08:36 AM
I was, and am, in favor of a new town hall and police station. We needed it badly! It turned out that the lowest bidder on the design and archetect was also as about as sharp as a bowling ball. My 4 year old has designed better layouts with his legos in her playroom


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