Editorial: Superintendent Binienda

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Twenty-nine minutes.

From the call to order to adjournment, that’s how long it took Monday night, March 14, for the Worcester School Committee to name Maureen F. Binienda the next superintendent of schools.

The vote brings to a conclusion a process that started when Melinda J. Boone announced in October that she was leaving to accept the district school boss job in Norfolk, Virginia.

As Mayor Joseph M. Petty and the six other members of the School Committee announced their selections Monday night, only John L. “Jack” Foley did not advocate for Binienda, principal of South High Community School.

Foley said he believed that of the four finalists only interim Superintendent Marco C. Rodrigues, formerly the district’s chief academic officer, had he the requisite experience to be named superintendent.


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