The Pequot Lakes School Board will interview four interim superintendent candidates at 6 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the high school auditorium.

Candidates are:

  • Tamara Schultz.
  • Randy Hansen.
  • Kurt Stumpf.
  • Beth Borgen-Lindberg.

After the interviews, the board is scheduled to vote to enter into negotiations with a candidate.

Superintendent Chris Lindholm resigned effective June 30 after accepting the superintendent position in the Cook County School District. He has been Pequot Lakes superintendent since 2013.

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The Minnesota School Board Association suggested the school board hire an interim superintendent as most candidates for full-time positions are likely already hired with just over a month left before the new fiscal year.

“Typically, an interim superintendent is either someone at the end of their career or maybe have retired but like to do one-year stints for districts in transitions,” Bolz-Andolshek said at the May 24 school board meeting. “It would truly be a year to transition us out so we can then resume a full search.”

She said the search for a new superintendent would then resume in the fall, but the MSBA suggests beginning the search in November, December or January and then finalizing a hire by April.