BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The town of Brookfield has fired its school superintendent.
The News-Times of Danbury reports a panel of the Board of Education voted 6-0 Thursday to terminate Anthony Bivona’s $228,000 a year contract.
Bivona had been on administrative leave since May. An audit last year showed district overspent its budget by $1.2 million in the prior two years.
Bivona had argued that he wasn’t responsible for the shortfall and pinned the blame on former business manager, Art Colley, for improper accounting and financial management practices he did not disclose.
Colley resigned after the auditors found improper overspending and unauthorized use of town money.
The board found Bivona was ultimately responsible for the district’s finances.