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Two days, three Hernando school administrators, 23 schools

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August

Hernando County School District superintendent Lori Romano and her two top administrators climbed into a spacious black Lincoln Navigator on Monday morning, ready to begin a whirlwind two-day tour of all 23 of the district’s schools.

It was about 8:30 a.m. — they were already running late. The SUV pulled out of district headquarters in Brooksville toward Hernando High School, the first stop of the day. On her first school day as superintendent, Romano didn’t try to hide her excitement.

Out the window, she spotted a few children walking to class.

“Look at all the itty-bitties,” she exclaimed from the front seat. “Precious.

A few moments passed.

“This is the best day of the year,” Romano said. “I could never sleep the night before school. It’s still that way.”

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