New Superintendent Wastes No Time Getting to Work

By KBJR News 1

January 25, 2012 Updated Jan 25, 2012 at 10:39 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The new Duluth Public Schools superintendent made his rounds today on his first day after being chosen by the Board for the position.

Bill Gronseth had been working as interim superintendent since the former superintendent Dr. I.V. Foster was put on leave mid-December.

Gronseth has worn several hats in the district including, elementary teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and now, superintendent.

He says he knows the district well and is interested in move the district forward in anyway he can.

He plans to stay focused on learning.

"Education is our mission and our biggest challenge and always has been and always will be. Certainly we're looking at the achievement gap and raising the achievement of all of our students so that they can be all that they dream to be," said Gronseth.

Gronseth says he's excited to serve the community.

One of the challenges for the district will be the budget for the 2012, 2013 school year, which will be presented Thursday night.

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