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Northwood-Kensett, St. Ansgar school districts to share superintendent next year

April 12, 2019

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April 12, 2019

Northwood-Kensett, St. Ansgar school districts to share superintendent next year

Northwood-Kensett and St. Ansgar school districts will enter into a superintendent sharing agreement for the 2019-20 school year. Michael Crozier, the current superintendent for Northwood-Kensett, will lead both districts beginning July 1, 2019.

The purpose of the sharing agreement is to create additional savings and revenue to solidify and advance student programming for students. While both districts signaled that the sharing agreement will be a positive move, board presidents stressed that it is not a move towards consolidation or whole grade sharing.

“In these times of lean supplemental state aid, schools today are doing everything they can to conserve funds,” said Larry Hovey, Northwood-Kensett board president. “We know that Mike will do an excellent job and keep students at the forefront of all his decisions. Having said that, we don’t want district patrons to see this as a step toward reorganization or consolidation. That’s not what this is about.”

“The board has a lot of confidence in Mike’s ability and we know that he will maintain the excellent programming we have at St. Ansgar,” said Steve Groth St. Ansgar board president. “We look forward to partnering with Northwood-Kensett to make this a positive experience for everyone and, most importantly, save funds that can be spent on students.”

“The fact that both districts have outstanding staffs, administration and business managers was a big factor in the decision,” said Crozier. “I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

The two districts have been in sharing agreements for their transportation director, maintenance director and human resource director for the past three years. These arrangements have resulted in significant savings. The agreement will be in place on a year-to-year basis and continually evaluated during the school year.

Michael Crozier

Ph. 641-324-2021 x 301

Michael Crozier

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