(Hartford, Conn./ CBS Connecticut) – Beth Schiavino-Narvaez’s two years as Hartford’s school superintendent is coming to an abrupt end.
Narvaez announced today she is leaving the district for a position in instructional development with schools run by the U.S. Defense Department.
Her departure comes just a week after Hartford’s 21,000 students returned to class for the 2016-17 school year.
In interview with WTIC news last month, Narvaez admitted it’s been a challenge given the city’s budget woes.
She said the district has to do more with less and that they’ve had to prioritize needs and wants.
Narvaez says one plus was a reduction in chronic absenteeism and school suspensions.