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Florida School Administrator Tapped For Deputy Superintendent In Hartford

A school administrator from Florida is poised to become Hartford Public School’s deputy superintendent.

Alberto Vazquez Matos, the chief of staff at the Hillsborough County School District in Tampa, will be appointed to the second-in-command position in the capital city pending a school board vote Wednesday. If appointed, his salary would be $175,000 and he would begin working in Hartford on Jan. 8, according to the meeting’s agenda.

Pedro Zayas, a spokesman for Hartford schools, said the district would comment after the meeting.

Vazquez, 43, has been in his current position since 2015, according to the Tampa Bay Times. In that time, he helped the district weather a severe budget crisis, the Times reported, with its reserves losing “tens of millions of dollars each year.”

Before that, he was the superintendent of schools at the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg.

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