Steve Falcone has resigned from his position as superintendent of Darien Schools after 16 years with the district. In an email to staff on Tuesday, Oct. 22, Falcone said it “is with sadness and regret that I must inform you that I have submitted my resignation to the Board of Education effective today.”
“It is my belief that the district will be well served with a change in order to move forward in addressing the challenging issues it faces,” Falcone stated.
His resignation came a day after the Board of Ed met in executive session to discuss his performance, which has come under scrutiny after the state found the district broke state and federal special education laws.
Betsy Hagerty-Ross, Board of Ed chairman, told The Darien Times that she will address the resignation tonight at the Board of Ed meeting, which happens at 7:30 p.m. at 35 Leroy Ave.
“I take great pride in the work that we have done collaboratively on behalf of the students of Darien,” he continued. “In my sixteen years in the district as a teacher and administrator, it has been my intention to create an environment of respect while keeping a keen focus on teaching and learning.
“Our students have benefited from your teaching expertise and most importantly, the care and compassion exhibited by all of our faculty and staff on a daily basis. I am most proud to have worked with you.”