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New Superintendent Named To Head Burlington School District

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The Burlington, Vermont School District has named a new superintendent.

The Burlington Board of School Commissioners introduced Yaw Obeng as the district’s  superintendent on Thursday. He comes to Burlington VT from Burlington, Ontario, where he is currently an administrator leading 12 of  100 schools in the 60,000-student Halton District.

Obeng will succeed interim superintendent Howard Smith, who did not seek appointment to the permanent superintendent post. He is expected to start on July 1.

The search for a superintendent drew about 60 applicants from across the U.S.  and Canada.

Last year, Superintendent Jeanne Collins resigned after a report showed her office had been making budget errors.

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