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School board will hold forum for input on superintendent search

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The school board will hold a public forum for input on what the public is looking for in the new district superintendent at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4.

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The board will also post a survey on the district website to gain feedback from the public.

The district’s current superintendent, Rick Linnell, submitted his resignation effective June 30.

The personnel committee of the board had discussed creating a group of people tasked with interviewing the superintendent candidates, but Kim Bolz-Andolshek, board member and personnel committee member, reported the Minnesota School Board Association recommends that only the board interview superintendent candidates.

Bolz-Andolshek said school board member email addresses are public and listed on the district’s website, and input is also welcome by dropping off a letter in the district office.

The board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, to decide whom the board will interview. The board will be provided with applications, but Bolz-Andolshek said the names will be blocked out and kept private until the board makes decisions.

The personnel committee will meet one hour before the March 4 and March 5 meetings.

The first round of superintendent interviews will be March 14.

The school board also plans to hold a public meet and greet with superintendent finalists April 8, just before the final round of superintendent interviews.

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