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Updated: 10/07/2013 02:45:28PM

Kathryn LeRoy named school superintendent

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Kathryn LeRoy (second from right) introduces herself at her first interview with the members of the Polk County Public Schools Board of Education. Greeting her (from left) are Hunt Berryman, Lori Cunningham, Kay Fields and Hazel Sellers.

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An estimated 50 people were present May 22 when Kathryn LeRoy was chosen as the new Polk County Public Schools superintendent. Unlike the two rounds of school superintendent interviews, which were sparsely attended, those present at the Board of Education public meeting came from a broad spectrum of the community. An estimated one-third were from the black community.

Before board members took up the issue who they would select as superintendent, they took comments from the audience, and first to take up the opportunity was Larry Milhorn, president of Local 2227 of AFSCME, the union that represents food service employees, bus drivers, custodians. He made it known indirectly who the union favored, David Lewis.

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