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School board urged to look within for next leader

The La Conner School Board may not have to look far to find a successor to Dr. Will Nelson.

Board president Susie Deyo last week raised the prospect of the school district hiring from within its ranks an acting interim superintendent to succeed Nelson, who is leaving June 30 after three years leading La Conner School District to accept a teaching post at Western Washington University.

Deyo shared that option during an hourlong April 18 public “listening session” on campus. She and other board members had held a similar meeting with school staff on April 16.

“We have to ask ourselves if we can...


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