Superintendent Mary Grassa O’Neill leaving Boston Catholic schools

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mary Grassa O’Neill, the first lay superintendent of schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, will be stepping down next month after five years.

O’Neill, who is also education secretary for the archdiocese, said that she decided to leave her job after her five-year contract expired in June and that she will be looking for a position outside the district. Her annual salary package is $343,705, according to archdiocesan records.

She described her tenure as exhilarating and challenging, and said she was proud of her work in helping students prepare for college and career.

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