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Rich Stewart gets ‘A’ for La Conner school work

He rode into town, donned a mask and saved the day.

The Lone Ranger?

No, but in the eyes of many the above aptly describes La Conner School District Superintendent Rich Stewart, who last summer inherited the reins of a district still reeling from prior labor and contract disputes and political fallout that had seen an almost complete turnover of the district’s board of trustees.

Plus, there was COVID-19.

Stewart, whose one-year tenure here ends June 30, would be the last person to label what he has done as heroic. And, further, he will insist he did not do it alone.

It took a collaborative eff...


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