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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Making it official

MARLBOROUGH

Retired Navy Admiral Barbara McGann formally signed a contract with Marlborough city officials today, agreeing to become superintendent of the city's schools starting Oct. 8.

Under the terms of the contract, McGann will earn $140,000 through next June, slightly less than her predecessor, Rosemarie Boniface who was paid $143,000 last year.

The superintendent post is the first for McGann, who will leave her job as an assistant superintendent in the Boston Public Schools.

Under the terms of the contract, McGann will also receive 20 vacation days a year, credit for 30 sick leave days through June 2007 and six additional sick leave days in 2008. After that, she will receive credit for one and half sick days each month.

McGann met with Boniface and Mayor Nancy Stevens for lunch earlier today at Coral Seafood near City Hall.

"I want her to come in and really assess everything," Stevens said afterwards. "I want her to come up with her own plan."

-- Meg Woolhouse

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