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New State Monitor Appointed In Hempstead School District

HEMSPTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A new state monitor has been appointed in the Hempstead School District.

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On Thursday, the state tapped Dr. William Johnson, longtime superintendent of neighboring Rockville Centre Schools.

Hempstead has long been cited as one of the most struggling school districts in the state and nation.

While some progress has been made, state lawmakers last year voted to install a monitor with veto power over the elected school board.

The final compromise removed his veto power, but Johnson will oversee fiscal and academic issues.

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