Spokane schools names new superintendent

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane Public Schools has named a new superintendent to lead its district of nearly 30,000 students.

The school board decided at a meeting Saturday that Shelley Redinger was the best person to lead Washington state's second-largest school district. She'll start in July 1, after Nancy Stowell retires.

Redinger and finalist Alex Apostle, a superintendent in Missoula, Mont., were in eastern Washington earlier this week to meet with Spokane community members and staff and to interview with the board.

Redinger is currently the superintendent of Spotsylvania School District in Fredericksburg, Va., which has 24,000 students.