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New Dist. 742 Board Chair Eyes Superintendent Search, Operating Levy in 2013

Bruce Mohs

ST. CLOUD – The St. Cloud Area School Board will be tackling some big issues in 2013, including the future of Clark Field.

The board elected longtime member Bruce Mohs has the chair, during an organizational meeting this (Monday) evening.  Mohs is starting his 10th year on the board.  He was also the chair back in 2007.

Mohs says their top priority every year is student achievement and student success.  But a couple of the other big items this year are: the search for a new superintendent.  The process has already begun, and they’re hoping to select someone in April or May. Another big item on their plate this year is the reauthorization of the current operating levy, which is set to expire in 2014.

The board could decide to bring the renewal to the voters either later this year, or wait until next year. What to do with Tech High School’s Clark Field will also have to be dealt with.  Mohs says a discussion team is looking at all possible solutions right now.  He says no decisions have been made yet,  but any decision will be one that’s “both fiscally responsible  for the district, and what’s also good for the team”.  Last fall the Tigers were forced to play their home games at Husky Stadium, due to mold and other issues at the field.

Newly elected school board members Al Dahlgren and Dennis Whipple also joined the District 742 school board on Monday night.

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