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Nero given one-year extension


N. STONINGTON — After conducting a performance evaluation for Superintendent Peter Nero in executive session, the Board of Education extended Nero’s contract by one year. He was not given a raise, and his salary will remain at $135,000.

A raise for Nero was not discussed because he didn’t request one, said Board of Education Chairman Bob Testa.

“He didn’t want a discussion,” Testa said after last week’s unanimous vote.

Nero has been the district’s superintendent since July 2012. Before that, he was the superintendent of schools in Cranston, R.I.

Testa said the board was pleased with Nero’s overall leadership. “His knowledge and experience were invaluable in dealing with budgetary issues,” Testa said.

He also credited Nero with resourcefulness and creativity, as well as being responsible to taxpayers. Nero keeps the Board of Education up to speed on school matters, Testa continued, and has good relations with other town officials, the media and the public.

“His heart and soul is in the education of the children of this district, and he’s proven it with everything he’s done,” said Testa.

Board members Testa, Dave McCord, Phil Mendolia, Darren Robert, Alex Karpinsky and Robert Carlson all voted to extend the contract. Members Crystal Dame and Walt Mathwich were absent.

Nero spent the bulk of his career, from teacher to superintendent, in Cranston, where he had lived since his teen years. He applied for the opening in North Stonington, created by the retirement of Superintendent Natalie Pukas, on a whim, he recalled in 2012, because he had fallen in love with the area after watching the movie “Mystic Pizza.”



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