- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Canadian man hired last year to become the superintendent of the Burlington School District will be able to stay in the United States for the next three years.

The Burlington Free Press (https://bfpne.ws/2caeHLK ) reports that Yaw Obeng’s three-year work visa has received federal approval. He will need to take 16 days off because his previous one-year visa is set to expire next week.

Obeng plans to head to Canada, where he is a citizen, and work remotely before returning to Burlington on Oct. 1.

Obeng was initially denied the visa, which is selected through a lottery. The district has said the key to getting the visa was offering Obeng a job as a part-time adjunct professor in the University of Vermont’s College of Education and Social Services.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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