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Schools battle to land best leaders

Thomas and Patricia Foley (center, right) agreed to share the duties of superintendent for Manchester schools on an interim basis after Robert Shaps (left) vacated the post. The Foleys say they hope there is a permanent candidate for the job by July 1. Thomas and Patricia Foley (center, right) agreed to share the duties of superintendent for Manchester schools on an interim basis after Robert Shaps (left) vacated the post. The Foleys say they hope there is a permanent candidate for the job by July 1. (MARK WILSON/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2006)
By Brenda J. Buote
Globe Staff / April 1, 2007

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In the search for an ideal school superintendent, attracting the best candidate does not always require solving a complex mathematical formula, with paycheck and perks the main X and Y variables. Sometimes, it comes down to a simple question of chemistry. (Full article: 985 words)

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