Robeson County school district names interim superintendent

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The Robeson County School District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to name Dr. Shanita Wooten as the interim superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year, according to the Public Schools of Robeson County Communications Director Tasha Oxendine.

The board has been looking for a new leader for the district since January when it decided to part ways with its longtime superintendent Dr. Tommy Lowry.

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The board offered the position to a Virginia candidate, but later rescinded the offer.

The district is working with the North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA) to find a new superintendent.

Officials have said working with the NCSBA will cost the school district $17,500 plus expenses.

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