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Duluth School Board hires firm to help with superintendent search

DULUTH,MN– The Duluth School Board is now one step closer to choosing a new superintendent.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the board hired BWP & Associates to help them through the superintendent search.

The new hire will replace Superintendent Bill Gronseth who announced he’s stepping down in June.

The board selected BWP & Associates because of their ability to find qualified candidates that appeal to what the board and the community need.

Jill Lofald, a Duluth School Board Member, says the firm’s motto also stuck out to the board.

“Their motto is, ‘Finding a leader for Their future’. With Their capitalized. And right away that struck a chord of support from the whole board. That they are kid-centered. And when you are looking for a search firm – or when you’re looking for whether it’s a teacher, principal or superintendent – you want that passion for kids,” Lofald said.

Hiring the firm is going to cost the district around $30,000.

The board hopes to have a superintendent chosen by July.

John Cardinale

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