Wallingford school superintendent on medical leave

Wallingford school superintendent on medical leave

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WALLINGFORD — School Superintendent Salvatore Menzo is on medical leave following an undisclosed health issue last week.

“I am doing well and will be back soon, Menzo said in an email to the Record-Journal. “I have been blessed with well wishes from so many people throughout the community.”

In Menzo’s absence, Carrie LaTorre, assistant superintendent for curriculum, and Danielle Bellizzi, assistant superintendent for personnel, are overseeing school district operations.

“Schools are ready to open on Tuesday, and I am confident the new school year will be a great success,” Menzo said.

Other school district staff and several Board of Education members did not return calls for comment.

On Aug. 12, paramedics responded to an emergency call at the school system’s central offices, 100 S. Turnpike Road, Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Alsup said this week.

According to the fire report, crews performed basic and advanced life support procedures at the scene. One person was transported by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital, Alsup said.

Alsup declined to provide additional information regarding the individual or medical issue and further information was redacted from the fire report.

Menzo, 48, has been the Wallingford superintendent since July 2009. He’s the highest paid town employee at $199,912.

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