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Richland School District's New Superintendent Sworn-In

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The Richland School District's new superintendent is now officially on the job.

The school board swore-in Dr. Rick Shulte Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Shulte says he is ready to move the district forward with a clean slate.

With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, he says he plans to focus on excellence and equity.

Board members say he is a positive change for the district.

"It was bitter sweet to leave a place that I have been for 26 years, but it's exciting and energizing to be at a new place. Richland is very different. The geography is different. Everybody here is different. I don't know the people here and I'm very excited," Dr. Shulte said.

Dr. Shulte took his seat at the board table for the first time Wednesday as superintendent.