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New Orange County superintendent of schools appointed

June 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Orange County Board of Education has appointed a new superintendent.

Dr. Al Mijares will serve the unfinished term of Orange County Superintendent of Schools Bill Habermehl, who is retiring at the end of June.

Mijares was a former superintendent of Santa Ana Unified, the county's largest school district, for 11 years.

Board members unanimously appointed Mijares on Wednesday after a nearly five-hour meeting.