Region 16 facilities director submits resignation  

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PROSPECT — Region 16 Director of Facilities Stephen Martoni is leaving the district in August for a new job.

The Region 16 Board of Education, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect, accepted his resignation letter July 15. Martoni’s last day is Aug. 17.

“This has not been an easy to decision to make and I regret having to resign after being with this district for almost 20 years, especially during these difficult times,” Martoni wrote in the letter.

Martoni wrote he will work to ensure ongoing projects will be completed as scheduled and schools are in the best position to reopen before leaving the district.

The board hired Martoni as director of facilities in the fall of 2017. Before that, he worked as acting director of facilities for about seven months. He started as a maintenance technician in the region in 2001.

Officials interviewed two candidates for the position last week.