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Minnesota district picks Klint Willert

Klint Willert has come on board as Brainerd School District's superintendent. He comes from Marshall Public Schools, where he served in the same post. Willert replaces Superintendent Steve Razidlo, who accepted a position as superintendent at The American International School in Vienna, Austria.

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Cosimo Tangorra Jr. to take on N.Y. state deputy commissioner position

The Central Valley School Board will be looking for a new school superintendent one year after the district merged. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr. has resigned to accept the position of state deputy commissioner for the Office of Pre-K-12 education.

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Philip Hickman chosen as Mississippi district superintendent

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees selected Philip Hickman as its superintendent of schools. He comes to Columbus from Houston, Texas, where he served as an assistant superintendent in the country's seventh-largest school district.

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Philadelphia school district trimming hundreds of jobs through layoffs

More than 300 pink slips are going out in the Philadelphia School District. The layoffs are reportedly not related to the cigarette tax standoff in the capital but rather are the result of principals preparing budgets at their respective schools.

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New superintendent named in Missouri's Seneca district

The School Board announced that Jim Cummins, Crowder College’s vice president of finance, has been selected as the Seneca School District’s new superintendent.

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Superintendent Adele Bovard to transfer to city leadership in New York

After leading the Webster schools for eight years, Superintendent Adele Bovard will step down and take a new job with the district in Rochester. Bovard will become Rochester's deputy superintendent for administration.

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Superintendent chosen to jointly lead Massachusetts district

The Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee and Somerset School Committee approved Jeffrey Schoonover as the new superintendent for both the pre-K8 school district and the regional school district.

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Craig Barringer becomes new superintendent for Montana district

Amid a backdrop of shrinking budgets and fewer students, Craig Barringer became the Libby School District’s new superintendent. Barringer, currently the superintendent for Conrad School District, replaces K.W. Maki, who held the position for 16 years and announced his retirement last October.

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Mount Vernon hires Kenneth Hamilton as superintendent

The Mount Vernon Board of Education has chosen a longtime New Jersey school administrator as the city's next superintendent. Kenneth Hamilton, currently the superintendent for Monroe Township, will replace interim Superintendent Judith Johnson.

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Consolidation plan may cost South Carolina district its superintendent

Orangeburg CSD Four’s superintendent has applied for another job as superintendent of Lexington School District Two because of her concerns about school consolidation. A bill introduced in May would have combined the county’s three districts into one. Although it did not pass this year, it will most likely be brought back up during next year’s legislative session.

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