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State extends oversight of New London schools


New London's special master overseeing the city's schools says they are improving, but still need supervision.

The Day of New London reports that the state Board of Education agreed Wednesday, extending the term of the special master, Steven Adamowski, another year.

Adamowski recommended that the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education help New London seek a new superintendent and that New London select a superintendent from among candidates recommended by the state commissioner of education.

The New London board voted in April to not renew the contract of Superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer. His term ends next June.

In his report, Adamowski said the city of 6.5 square miles, where half the land is tax exempt, cannot support the schools.

He says the issue of significant staff turnover has yet to be addressed.

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