By Jonathan Bissonnette
CENTRAL FALLS — Just as students are readying themselves to return to school for the first day of classes on Tuesday, School Superintendent Victor Capellan is readying himself and the district for a new year of educational opportunities for Central Falls’ children.
“There’s an excitement here in Central Falls. We want to strike a balance between the new beginning … With honoring the people that have worked here for years,” Capellan said during an interview with The Times. “Although there will be new initiatives and new beginnings, there are a lot of the people that have invested time, money and sweat into this community.”
The Central Falls School Board of Trustees in April announced Capellan as their selection to succeed former School Superintendent Frances Gallo, who retired in June. Capellan previously served as deputy superintendent for transformation at Central Falls High School, and most recently as an engagement director for the nonprofit Mass Insight Education. His selection was unanimous among the board.
Capellan said that one of his primary focuses for the approaching school year is enforcing the district’s uniform policy.
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