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Hernando schools chief is job hunting

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December

BROOKSVILLE -- Hernando County may soon be shopping for another school superintendent.

Less than two years after starting the job, Wayne Alexander has told the School Board that he must apply for work in Connecticut due to a visitation dispute involving children from his new wife's first marriage.

And on Friday a Massachusetts newspaper reported that he was a finalist to become the superintendent of the 8,000-student Framingham (Mass.) Public Schools outside Boston.

School Board member Sandra Nicholson said it was clear to her that Alexander doesn't want to leave Hernando County.

"He'd really like to get things headed in the right direction," she said. "He started a lot of good things."

In a letter to the board, Alexander said he launched his job hunt in New England on the advice of his lawyer.

"After showing the efforts to secure a position in the Connecticut area, we will revisit the courts," he wrote. "Our argument is that my position is highly specialized and obtaining a position that is of equal importance in Connecticut is not possible. If offered a position in the area, we will again revisit the courts to argue that nothing compares to my current position or to my current community and all that it has to offer my family."

He is one of four finalists to lead the Framingham district, according to the MetroWest Daily News. He told that paper he wanted to relocate to New England for family and personal reasons.

For more details and updates, visit Tampabay.com or read tomorrow's St. Petersburg Times.

-- Tom Marshall, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:09am]

    

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