ELK RIVER - Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Dan Bittman will be moving on. The Elk River school board Thursday night voted to enter into contract negotiations with Bittman, offering him the position of Superintendent in District 728.

Bittman was chosen over two other finalists.

The Elk River District has had an open superintendent position since last June when their previous superintendent retired. Former St. Cloud Area School District Superintedent Bruce Watkins has been filling this year on an interim basis.

If they can agree on a contract, Bittman is expected to start his new job on July 1st. He's been with the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district since 2010.