Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, who had lived on a farm in Andover with her husband and daughter, has sold that home and moved to the city's West End.
Kishimoto has been a city resident for less than two weeks, David Medina, a spokesman for the school system, said Wednesday.
Mayor Pedro Segarra made an issue of her residency in June when he requested in a letter to board of education Chairman David MacDonald that her contract require her to live in Hartford.
"As the highest paid city employee, and the person who is directly charged with the great responsibility of educating our youth, it seems fitting that there be a requirement that the superintendent move to Hartford within a reasonable period of time," Segarra wrote.
Kishimoto's salary for her first year as schools chief is $215,000, and her contract, signed on June 29, has no residency stipulation.
According to an online real estate listing, the Kishimotos put the 24-acre Andover property on the market in May. Steven Adamowski, the previous superintendent, lived on Trumbull Street downtown.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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