Just as the 2015-16 school year dawns, the New Milford district is losing tts longtime facilities director.

John Calhoun has accepted a new position in the town of Shelton and will be making his exit Sept. 25.

The brother of New Milford Parks & Recreation director Dan Calhoun, he has been with the New Milford school district as facilities director since 1995.

Superintendent of Schools JeanAnn Paddyfote lauded Calhoun for his service.

“Mr. Calhoun has done a commendable job as facilities manager for New Milford public schools,” Paddyfote said. “Throughout his tenure, he has been a dedicated and loyal employee.”

“This summer, his department did an exceptional job tending to the annual cleaning and maintenance responsibilities,” she added, “while ensuring the (grades) K-8 transition plans were on schedule.”

“We are fortunate to have had Mr. Calhoun’s knowledge and expertise in the facilities department for 20 years,” Paddyfote continued. “We will miss him and wish him well in his new position.”

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