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Amid criticism, Howard school board reappoints Foose as superintendent

Amid criticism, Howard school board reappoints Foose as superintendent

The Howard County Board of Education has voted to reappoint Renee Foose as superintendent of the county's schools amid ongoing criticism of her leadership from parents, educators and local elected officials.

A petition urging school board members not to renew her contract collected more than 1,500 signatures last month, citing the need for a new superintendent who will operate with transparency, accountability and responsiveness.

"I believe the system would thrive moreso under someone who managed with a style more respectful to teachers and staff, and more responsive to parent and community concerns," said Lisa Markovitz, a petition co-sponsor and president of The...

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