The Star School District board on Thursday appointed the district's longtime business manager, Rich Puryear, to be its new superintendent.
The appointment is effective immediately.
Puryear replaces Don Anderson, who died Jan. 19.
Puryear has worked in education for 32 years and has been business manager of the Star district for 20.
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He also is director of financial services in the Richland School District and will perform his duties for the Star district on the weekends or after his regular work hours.
Puryear said that he will continue the programs established by Anderson.