Springfield superintendent steps down early

SPRINGFIELD - Scott Adnams, Springfield School Board Chairman, announced at a special School Board meeting on Tuesday that Superintendent Frank Perotti will take a leave of absence for the remainder of his contract which ends June 30.

According to a memorandum of understanding, Perotti’s leave of absence will begin March 1 and end June 30. He will receive his salary and benefits, the statement said.

During his leave of absence, Perotti may utilize his remaining paid leave except for 17 vacation days nor shall he be required to perform any administrative duties as superintendent.

Perotti is also authorized to attend the New England League of Middle Schools conference at the expense of the district and the School Board shall pay Perotti for 17 vacation days, according to the MOU.

Assistant Superintendent Zach McLaughlin was sworn in by the School Board as acting superintendent.

Perotti did not attend Tuesday’s School Board meeting.

- Christian Avard

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