Virginia district turns to Essex County for next superintendent

February 15, 2019 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Amelia County is turning to an Essex County schools administrator to lead the county school district with its finances in a “emergency” state.

The Amelia County School Board unanimously approved Lorena “Lori” Harper as the school district’s next superintendent, the board announced Thursday. Harper will take over March 18 for interim superintendent David Smith. A news release said Smith will stay on for a month to help with the transition.

Harper was chosen from a field of 25 candidates and four finalists.

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