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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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G. Brian Toth to head up Pennsylvania district

The St. Marys Area School District’s superintendent search has ended in compromise with the district’s board of directors naming an outside administrator to the position while also installing local candidates in assistant and interim roles. G. Brian Toth, the current superintendent of the Bellwood-Antis School District, will replace outgoing Superintendent Ann Kearney.

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Rodney Watson hired to lead Texas' Spring ISD

Rodney Watson began his responsibilities as Spring ISD's new superintendent. He comes to the district from the Houston ISD, where he most recently served as the district's chief human resources officer.

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Delaware district selects David Perrington as next superintendent

The Seaford School District board of education approved the selection of David Perrington as the district’s next superintendent. He was most recently the assistant superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District in Delaware.

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Superintendent resigns to become Oklahoma executive director

Sherry Labyer will resign as the Duncan school superintendent to accept a position as the executive director of the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability under the secretary of education. Labyer will oversee the state education system’s demographics, the report cards on school performance and teacher certification.

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