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New superintendent given authority to hire staff

Southwestern Consolidated Schools has a new superintendent. Now, it needs a new elementary school principal.

The school board met Thursday night and voted to give new superintendent Joshua Edwards, who was nominated for the position just eight days earlier, the authority to hire staff as needed.

Edwards is serving a dual role of superintendent and elementary school principal. He is in his ninth year as principal in the school system.

With authority now, Edwards can find his replacement as principal. The job has been posted by the school system. The goal is to present a candidate to the board during its April meeting.

Edwards is not currently working under a superintendent contract. Those details are still being worked out.

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