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Town preps for new school superintendent

Patricia A. Lally, appointed last week as Holbrook’s new superintendent of schools, enters a district facing many unanswered questions — about regionalization, whether to build a new school and for which grades, how to raise achievement, and how school and town officials will get along after a tense year.

Barbara Davis, School Committee chairwoman, said in an interview that Lally’s colleagues in Tewksbury, where she is assistant superintendent, praised her ability to make difficult decisions in a “non-contentious” manner. One of her strengths lies in her ability to build consensus, Davis said.

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