Creative Planning Paves Way for New Superintendent in Rush City


Due to creative planning, the Rush City School District may solved its superintendent search problem.

When the state denied their choice for the spot, William Campbell, due to his lack of variance in Minnesota, new options were weighed. The district has chosen to employ current superintendent Theresa Dupre through December on a part time basis.

In addition, Campbell will be hired as executive director during that time, and will complete his requirements to take over as superintendent in January. With this arrangement, Campbell will lead the district and Dupre will offer support, guidance, and fulfill state statutes.

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Letter from School Board Chair Stefanie Folkema:

“We had hoped to approve the contract for William Campbell as Rush City Superintendent at last night's school board meeting. However, as you know we had a bit of a setback when our variance request was denied from the Board of School Administrators.

Our school board met this week and discussed several options. At this time, we will employ Teresa Dupre as interim Superintendent

July 1 to December 2018 on a part time basis. We will employ William Campbell as Executive Director July 1 to December 2018. Mr. Campbell will complete the requirements by the end of December 2018; and become Superintendent of Rush City in January 2019.

Mr. Campbell will be the leader of our district and Mrs. Dupre will be interim Superintendent to offer support, guidance and fulfill the requirements of state statutes.

This option is budget neutral. Please contact myself or any other board member with any questions you may have.”


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