New superintendent of New Haven public schools, Dr. Carol Birks, is scheduled to start her job March 19 after finalizing her contract with the city.
— Mario Boone (@MarioBooneTV) January 11, 2018
Tempers flared back in November, and a brawl nearly broke out at a school board meeting right after Birks was voted in as superintendent.
Some parents voiced their concerns regarding her stance on school choice. Many called the vote controversial, saying the school board violated its own rules and ignored input from parents in hiring her.
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