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Concord school superintendent gets ‘proficient’ rating

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Concord school superintendent Diana Rigby, who has faced criticism from some parents and teachers in recent months, was rated a “proficient” leader in her annual evaluation, which praised her dedication to students but said she needed to work on communication and conflict resolution.

Rigby received the evaluation Thursday from the Joint School Committee for Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District.

It comes two months after Concord Town Meeting rejected a nonbinding petition signed by about 100 residents asking the school board to review Rigby’s management and financial practices.

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education “is very clear that they consider proficient a very high standard,” said Concord School Committee chairwoman Pamela Gannon.

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