HEMSPTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A new state monitor has been appointed in the Hempstead School District.Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
On Thursday, the state tapped Dr. William Johnson, longtime superintendent of neighboring Rockville Centre Schools.READ MORE: Some Breast Cancer Survivors Express Concern Over 'Pinkwashing': Companies Sell Pink Products To Raise Awareness, But Don't Donate Much
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.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 2 Injured After Police Pursuit Ends In Crash In Holtsville
The final compromise removed his veto power, but Johnson will oversee fiscal and academic issues.