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Board votes in Gregory Troxell as new Phillipsburg superintendent

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Bending to intense community pressure, the Phillipsburg Board of Education unanimously voted for a new superintendent from within the district.

They selected Assistant Superintendent Gregory Troxell.

This came two weeks after a massive show of support for Troxell by students, parents, teachers and faculty. They packed a meeting because the board initially did not consider Troxell and there were allegations of political games.

"It is a true honor and privilege to have been selected to serve as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Phillipsburg School District," Troxell said in a statement. "The support that I have received from faculty and staff, parents, students, community members and the board of education has been humbling."

Troxell will succeed retiring superintendent George Chando, effective July 1.

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