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New superintendent named for Gloucester schools

Walter R. Clemons of Smithfield was unanimously selected as the next superintendent of Gloucester County Public Schools by the county school board in a brief special meeting held May 28 at the T.C. Walker Education Center.

Clemons has served as superintendent of Northampton Public Schools for the past three years. He will take the Gloucester post on July 1 when current superintendent Ben Kiser retires after an 11-year tenure.

Clemons signed a three-year contract with the Gloucester School Board at an annual salary of $142,000. The board will also match up to $10,000 of Clemons’s contribution to an annuity or deferred compensation plan annually. Additionally, he will be provided with a car.

The contract with Clemons requires him to establish legal residency in Gloucester within six months of taking office, and states that Clemons will be reimbursed up to $5,000 for his moving expenses.

Clemons holds a doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership and policy studies fro...

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