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Wayne Alexander surprises Hernando, again



BROOKSVILLE -- It was supposed to be the meeting where Hernando superintendent Wayne Alexander got out of his three-year contract a year early.

But a week after he'd announced his resignation due to family troubles up North, he brought the School Board a surprising message: Never mind.

Alexander said Tuesday his resignation had been an "emotional response" to a visitation dispute involving his new wife's children in Connecticut, and vowed to remain in Hernando through the expiration of his contract in June 2010.

It was only last month that he told the school board in Framingham, Mass., that New England was where he really wanted to be. But upon reflection, Alexander said he realized he needed to see through his commitment here.

With that -- and with a few choice words concerning the hornet's nest of dissent his forceful management style has stirred up -- the board moved on.

For more information and updates, read the Hernando section of tomorrow's St. Petersburg Times or visit

-- Tom Marshall, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:14am]


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