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Rich Stewart hired as interim La Conner Schools superintendent candidate

Richard Stewart has been down this road before, only this time it has led him to La Conner.

Stewart, a veteran Washington state public school administrator, agreed to a contract Tuesday with the La Conner School District Directors to become interim superintendent.

The Board interviewed Stewart last week. It voted Monday to hire the Ferndale resident during its video-conferenced summer retreat. He will be appointed and administered the oath of office at a 4 p.m. Board meeting Wednesday.

Stewart succeeds Dr. Whitney Meissner. Meissner resigned June 30 to become a director of secondary education...


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