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A split District 833 School Board voted not to renew Superintendent Mark Porter's contract Thursday. Pictured (from left) is board member Marsha Adou, Porter and board chair Leslee Boyd. Adou and Boyd were among five members who voted against renewal. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

District 833 School Board rejects new contract for superintendent (w/VIDEO)

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A divided South Washington County School Board on Thursday voted against extending Superintendent Mark Porter's contract.

The sudden move came toward the close of a meeting Thursday when board members were expected to take up the approval of a contract renewal for Porter. In a statement Friday morning, Porter called the decision "unfortunate" and confusing.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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