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new hempstead school superintendent calls for orderly meeting

the new superintendent of hempstead schools, shimon waronker, was greeted by a small protest thursday night as he introduced himself to an audience of about 80 people at the district’s high school.seven people stood and turned their backs as waronker opened a school board “work study” meeting, saying how much he has enjoyed initial meetings with teacher union leaders and other staff.most popularwaronker, a harvard-educated administrator with a reputation for turning around troubled new york city schools, reminded the audience of district rules stipulating that disruptive people could be removed from the auditorium.see alsoread waronker's letter“as adults, we’re modeling for our children and showing them how to behave,” he said.a security guard walked up and down an aisle of the auditorium, asking protesters to stop heckling the superintendent and school board members. no one was immediately ejected.for months, hempstead school board meetings frequently have been disrupted by shouts from members of the audience, directed at trustees. the district has a history of factionalism, and votes by the five-member board often have featured a 3-2 split.advertisement | advertise on newsdaywaronker, 48, started work as the 8,500-student system’s superintendent on june 2, a month before the july 1 start date in his four-year contract with the school board that was signed in may.the board approved waronker’s hiring in late april, pending contract negotiations, and then pass...