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It's official: Grego gets the nod

Grego Hillsborough assistant superintendent Mike Grego (left) has been angling to lead a school district of his own for years. He made the finalist cut for the Hillsborough job won by MaryEllen Elia. He even sent an unsolicited application to Pinellas shortly after Clayton Wilcox announced his exit.

Even getting the post he was supposedly selected for took some time. The Osceola School Board narrowly selected Grego to be its leader back in May on a first-round vote, but postponed the final vote for two weeks after new data became available about the other candidate who wanted the job.

Well, all that is finally behind Grego, who officially won the Osceola superintendency on a 4-1 vote, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "I'm thrilled. I'm excited about working for Osceola, which is a great community," he told the Sentinel. "I look forward to developing a great school district."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:46am]


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