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Marlborough picks Saugus Superintendent Richard Langlois to lead city's schools

Posted by Leslie Anderson  January 27, 2013 08:19 AM

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The Marlborough School Committee has chosen Saugus Superintendent Richard Langlois to lead the city's public schools, officials announced Saturday.

“We believe that Mr. Langlois is the right person at the right time for the job,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant in a press release from the school district.

Langlois was one of three final candidates for the position. The other finalists were retired Puyallup, Wash., superintendent Tony Apostle and New York education consultant Christopher A. Bogden.

More than 40 candidates were screened and five candidates were initially interviewed, the district said.

The Marlborough School Committee named Langlois to the position Saturday following a three-hour meeting, according to the press release, citing his "proven administrative and instructional leadership track record in Massachusetts."

His appointment will become official once his contract negotiations with the School Committee are finalized, the district said. His official start date is yet to be determined.

Stephen Dlott has been serving as interim superintendent this school year. Anthony Pope resigned as superintendent last July after only two years on the job, following months of drama that featured a no-confidence vote from teachers, an accusation from a guidance counselor that he had shoved her, and assertions from students that they felt disrespected by him.

Pope was preceded by two superintendents who lasted a total of four years in Marlborough.

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