College Committee chairwoman Marjorie McBride confirmed the unanimous appointment and mentioned Riley began Monday.
“I can’t inform you when she can be right here day by day,” McBride mentioned. “That date is as much as Ana and the commissioner.”
Riley, a former Portsmouth superintendent, is extremely regarded amongst superintendents and has been the casual liaison between the state schooling division and faculty leaders.
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This appointment marks the fourth chief within the college district in a number of months.
The College Committee has been in turmoil since this summer season, when the committee refused to reschedule the beginning of college from the primary day of Rosh Hashanah. That provoked an outcry from Jewish leaders throughout the state and led, partially, to the resignation of Supt. Jonathan Bryce.
Bryce’s substitute, interim Supt. Bob Hicks, resigned after a couple of weeks. Hicks’ substitute, former Supt. Edward Mara, is leaving later this month to go to Florida.
Linda Borg covers schooling for The Journal.
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