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Ray L’Heureux

The Marine veteran tackles another tough challenge — the school bus system

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2012

~~<p>The lei display, only just starting to wilt, was still arrayed behind Ray L&rsquo;Heureux&rsquo;s desk. Around his neck hung a lanyard imprinted with &ldquo;H-53 Heavy Lift,&rdquo; one of the helicopters he flew in his three-decade career as a U.S. Marines pilot.</p>
<p>Those were two of the signs of his newness in the job as assistant superintendent of the Office of School Facilities and Support Services. It&rsquo;s a mild-sounding agency title, but given that it deals with things that matter greatly to the Department of Education&rsquo;s wider community &mdash; school closures and, most recently, school bus services &mdash; the temperature can rise uncomfortably.</p>
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The lei display, only just starting to wilt, was still arrayed behind Ray L’Heureux’s desk. Around his neck hung a lanyard imprinted with “H-53 Heavy Lift,” one of the helicopters he flew in his three-decade career as a U.S. Marines pilot.

Those were two of the signs of his newness in the job as assistant superintendent of the Office of School Facilities and Support Services. It’s a mild-sounding agency title, but given that it deals with things that matter greatly to the Department of Education’s wider community — school closures and, most recently, school bus services — the temperature can rise uncomfortably. Login for more...



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