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15 vie to be State School Superintendent

If there’s anything that’s noteworthy about the race to be the next State School Superintendent, it’s the sheer number of candidates. Fifteen.

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California USD hires new district superintendent

Victoria Schumacher has been hired as the new superintendent of the Coast Unified School District. She has worked with the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District since 2010, where she currently is the assistant superintendent of educational services.

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Illinois community taps Ric Frataccia as superintendent

Ric Frataccia, currently the superintendent of Argos Community Schools, will become the new superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools. The School Board also hired Frataccia’s choice of assistant superintendent, Julie Lauck.

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Moore County names Grimesey as next superintendent

Robert Grimesey was selected by the North Carolina county' Board of Education as the new superintendent. Grimesey comes from the Orange County public school system in northern Virginia. He will succeed Aaron Spence, who left Moore County to lead the school system of Virginia Beach, Va.

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New superintendent hired for Connecticut town

Timothy F. Connellan was appointed as the new superintendent for Southington School District's 11 schools. He has been Oxford’s superintendent since 2012 and before that was the superintendent of Bethany schools.

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Camden, N.J., to layoff 241 across 26 schools

Camden education officials announced 241 layoffs across the district’s 26 schools, including 206 teachers. The New Jersey district began the most recent budget process with a $75 million deficit, including a $42 million operating budget shortfall.

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Missouri district promotes from within

The Logan-Rogersville School District has hired a new superintendent of schools. Shawn Randles will take over the position for the new school year. Randles has served with the district for five years as assistant superintendent.

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Michigan district taps Thompson for top position

Robyne Thompson has been chosen as the next superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools. She is currently executive director for secondary education for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Maryland board names Arlotto new superintendent

Anne Arundel County school officials named George Arlotto, the system's current chief of staff and a former principal in Montgomery County, as superintendent of the state's fifth-largest school district and the county's second-largest employer.

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Hoffert named as new superintendent in Indiana hometown

The Warsaw Community Schools named David Hoffert as superintendent of schools. He will replace Craig Hintz, who is retiring as of June 30. Hoffert currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer in the school district.

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