The Region 14 school Superintendent has been placed on paid administrative leave amid an investigation into a controversial vaccine clinic. The Board of Ed for Woodbury and Bethlehem voted last night on the leave until further notice and pending the outcome of the investigation.
An investigation is underway to determine whether Dr. Joe Olzacki placed administrators, central office staff, and school board members and their spouses ahead of teachers at a vaccine clinic last month. Some teachers and school staff were vaccinated at that time. Teachers have voted they have “no confidence” in the superintendent.
The Pomperaug Health District vaccinated more than 300 employees from Region 14, Region 15 and the Oxford school district before the state clarified that only residents 75 and older were eligible when Phase 1b first opened. The clinic was allowed to go forward so that doses weren't wasted, but future clinics for school staff were canceled.