Court throws Vallas out of office

Court throws Vallas out of office

Posted in the Trumbull Forum


Edison, NJ

#1 Jul 10, 2013
BRIDGEPORT -- A Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered Paul Vallas to immediately vacate his job as superintendent of schools.

Ruling that the residents of Bridgeport deserve a qualified superintendent of schools, Judge Barbara Bellis dissolved the stay that kept Vallas in his job pending an appeal. Bellis, who last month issued the decision that deemed Vallas unqualified, said there will be less harm to the city if Vallas left now rather than staying in the job until an appeals court can rule.

A suit was filed by Carmen Lopez, a retired Superior Court judge, claimed Vallas had not taken the school leadership program required by the state to become a superintendent for the state's largest city.

Vallas completed an abbreviated program created just for him at the University of Connecticut. Bellis ruled that his shortened program did not meet the requirements under the law.

Vallas has led some of the nation's largest school districts but did not have the mandated certification to hold the job under Connecticut state law.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Trumbull Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Laura Ramos, Married High School Teacher, Arres... 6 hr BPT 1
Johnny Depp is a Useless Turd 17 hr Gavone 1
News Bridgeport teacher arrested on sexual assault c... Fri Amerlca Gentleman... 3
News Cadets become graduates at Bridgeport Military ... Jun 21 BPT 1
News Fletcher Thompson moving to Ansonia Jun 21 BPT 2
News Fletcher Thompson once again faces eviction fro... Jun 20 Engineer-1 3
News Market coming to Bridgeport's East End Jun 19 BPT 2

Trumbull Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Trumbull Mortgages