South school briefs: Burnsville school board selects new superintendent

  • Article by: Erin Adler
  • Star Tribune
  • April 16, 2013 - 2:04 PM

Burnsville- Eagan-Savage

Superintendent chosen for district

The Burnsville school board has named Joe Gothard as the district’s next superintendent.

Before unanimously choosing Gothard last week, the board had narrowed the field to two candidates — Gothard, who is currently an assistant superintendent in the Madison Metropolitan School District in Madison, Wis., and Darren Kermes, executive director of the Carver Scott Educational Cooperative and Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative.

Gothard, who has been a teacher, principal and dean of students, will begin work July 1, replacing Randy Clegg, the current superintendent. The board is currently negotiating Gothard’s contract.


Administrator is leaving Burnsville

The assistant superintendent in the Burnsville school district, Chris Lindholm, will be leaving this summer to become the assistant superintendent in Pequot Lakes, Minn.

Lindholm has held his current job for three years. The district will likely post the opening this summer, with the new superintendent making decisions on hiring.

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan

Applications for budget council

Residents of the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District are invited to apply for the Budget Advisory Council (BAC) through April 30.

There is one licensed staff position and three parent, guardian or community member positions open. The terms of all four positions will begin on July 1 and are three years in duration.

The committee participates in the budget planning process and offers input to the school board on budgeting decisions. The group meets four to six times during the school year.

To apply, go to www.dis or call 651-423-7715. Mail applications to Independent School District 196, Director of Finance and Operations, 3455 153rd St. W., Rosemount, MN 55068, or fax them to 651-423-7788.


Inver Grove Heights

District proposes new early childhood center

District 199 is proposing moving its early childhood programs to a new 11,000-square-foot facility to be built on the Hilltop Elementary campus at a cost of $2.5 million.

Currently the district houses these programs in a leased South St. Paul space called Family Connections, which it shares with the South St. Paul School District.

The proposed new facility, to be added onto the northwest corner of Hilltop Elementary, would have a door that connects to the existing school as well as its own main entrance.

The project would be built with funds from the same program used to lease the current space. The district expects its programs to move to the new space in the spring of 2014.


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