Binienda plans to apply for Worcester schools superintendent

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A local petition requiring 500 signatures surfaced online last week calling for the city of Worcester and Worcester School Committee to name South High Community School Principal Maureen Binienda as permanent Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools.

The petition was created on Wednesday, Nov. 4, and already by Saturday afternoon the group was merely five shy of its 500 signatures.

Last month, Binienda received three votes by Worcester School Committee members to serve as interim superintendent following Melinda Boone’s abrupt resignation to take the school chief job in Norfolk, Virginia.

Binienda has clearly garnered many supporters who believe she’s the right fit for superintendent, but has anyone asked her if she even wants the job?

Binienda, who has served 40 years in Worcester’s schools and six years as principal at South, told the Sun that she intends to apply for the superintendent position.

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