SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) – Seymour Superintendent of Schools MaryAnne Mascolo has apologized for bashing local residents who applied for jobs as lazy liars whose work was shabby.

The New Haven Register reports that Mascolo made the comments during a Board of Education meeting last month during a discussion about hiring residents versus nonresidents. The newspaper reports she said she found that Seymour people were “aggressive,” “liars” and “lazy,” and “their work was shabby.”

Seymour has apologized in a letter to the school board and said the comments didn’t refer to any town teachers. She said the comments referred to job candidates whom she was under political pressure to hire several years ago.

School board Chairman John Putorti says he believes Mascolo spoke out of frustration and doesn’t think discipline is warranted.

Information from: New Haven Register,

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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