The fourth state school superintendent in the last five years started work yesterday. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler caught up with him after his first day on the job.
Paolo DeMaria came ready to greet staffers at the Ohio Department of Education.
“I bought 300 donuts and we were down in the lobby starting at 7:30 just to welcome all the staff.”
DeMaria says he’ll be dealing right away with new federal regulations, new testing, and working with a state school board that the interim superintendent said was marked by what he called “political sniping."
Ohio state auditor Dave Yost (Jo Ingles / Statehouse Bureau)
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