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Non-administrator superintendent authorized by state board for position

Non-administrator superintendent authorized by state board for position

By Molly Farmer | Posted - Sep. 17, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — The State Board of Education Friday authorized Ogden School District's decision to hire Brad Smith, an Ogden-area attorney and former board member, to be its new superintendent.

Smith took the helm of the district last week, but the district was awaiting final authorization from the state board since Smith does not hold an administrator's license. State law requires the state board to authorize such appointments, though an amendment passed by the 2011 Legislature requires the board to grant all such requests for authorization from local boards.

Former superintendent Noel Zabriski resigned Sept. 6, citing family matters.

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