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His attorney, J. Michael Hannon, said Mr. Reid is hoping the superintendent post will be reopened, with consideration of him as a candidate in line with Ms. Banks’ original suggestions.

At Friday’s hearing, Mr. Barry followed through on earlier indications he would not support Mr. Stanley for the director’s post, citing his lack of experience in a job commensurate to leading the turbulent, high-budget DYRS.

“He’s never managed anything that large,” Mr. Barry said. “Not even close.”

Mr. Barry said a DYRS employee recently interrupted his dinner at a restaurant to complain about morale at the agency.

Several union leaders who had testified against Mr. Stanley stood and applauded the committee’s decision.