Thursday, January 3, 2013
Despite the state law requiring registration after 30 days, Portsmouth's superintendent is still driving around with Illinois license plates, according to an investigative report.
Despite a state law requiring drivers to register their vehicle within 30 days of moving to the Ocean State, one school superintendent has failed to comply. Portsmouth Superintendent of Schools Lynn Krizic, who became superintendent in summer 2011, is still driving her 2003 Saab Turbo with Illinois license plates, according to an investigation by The Hummel Report. Krizic, a Little Compton resident, told Jim Hummel she failed to change the license plates and register her vehicle despite living in Rhode Island for more than 18 months. Krizic's former town of residence, Elmhurst, IL, does not charge property taxes on vehicles, according to the report. To read the full investigative report and watch the interview with Krizic, click here.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Eleven Portsmouth residents have been selected for the Superintendent Search Subcommittee. The School Committee will also hire an outside consulting firm to aid in the search.
The Portsmouth School Committee selected 11 members of the community to serve on the Superintendent Search Subcommittee at Thursday's meeting at Portsmouth High School’s library. The creation of the subcommittee was spurred by last month’s announcement by present Superintendent Dr. Susan Lusi, who announced she would not request the renewal of her contract. Dr. Lusi has served as school superintendent since 2005. About 50 individuals requested to be seated on the subcommittee, according to Chairperson Cynthia S. Perrotti. “I want to thank all who care about the future of Portsmouth education. We had so many qualified people apply,” she said. Previously, there had been discussions of seating only seven members. Because there were so many …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Portsmouth School District is seeking residents to join a Superintendent Search Committee. Applicants now have until Tuesday, Jan. 25, to submit their letter of interest.
At 5:53 p.m. Wednesday, an e-mail was sent out through the school district's ListServ inviting residents to join a Superintendent Search Committee. Earlier this week, Portsmouth blogger John McDaid filed an Open Meetings Act complaint against the Portsmouth School Committee for actions taken in their search for the next superintendent at the meeting on Jan. 11. For the full story on this complaint, click here. According to McDaid, during the meeting, committee Chairwoman Cynthia Perrotti announced that she would be appointing a search committee to interview for Dr. Lusi's replacement. She asked residents to submit letters of interest to her personal e-mail address at email@example.com by Thursday, Jan. 20. In the e-mail sent …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
After years of service, Portsmouth School Superintendent Dr. Susan Lusi announces her resignation Tuesday.
The following article was updated with new information at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Portsmouth School Superintendent Dr. Susan Lusi said she will not seek another term as superintendent. “It was time to move on and seek out other challenges," Lusi said. In an e-mail sent Wednesday afternoon, Lusi said her current contract will end on June 30. A Jan. 15 notification date for any changes is listed in her current contract. Lusi also stated the following Tuesday evening, which was repeated in the e-mail sent to Patch on Wednesday: "This was a decision I reached in large part last year, but now it’s time to make it official...I am enormously proud of the accomplishments of this district and of the people who have…
Friday, August 27, 2010
Superintendent says therapy duck is no longer allowed in classroom after finding feathers in the ventilation system.
At least one popular member of Hathaway Elementary School will not return to the classroom this year. Lemon the Duck, the well-known Pekin duck born with a neurological condition, will not be housed this year inside the second-grade classroom of Laura Backman. The superintendent has asked Backman, who is the owner of Lemon and a second-grade teacher, to house the duck outside after discovering feathers in the school's ventilation system. Some of the feathers have traveled to other classrooms, said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Lusi. "It (the feathers) travels to the other rooms," Lusi said. "We would have no problem with Lemon being at the school, as long as she is kept outside." According to Lusi, Lemon was housed several years ago …