Second Duluth Superintendent Candidate in the Hot Seat

By KBJR News 1

April 28, 2011 Updated Apr 28, 2011 at 10:36 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The second of three finalist candidates to replace retiring Duluth Public Schools superintendent Keith Dixon was interviewed today.

The current assistant superintendent William Gronseth answered questions from the public and school board.

Residents asked him what he would change to close the achievement gap, attract more students.

He says he believes being from the district makes him a stronger candidate.

Gronseth says he wants to give back to the community he grew up in and will fight to preserve and progress the district's integration programs.

"I think it's of great importance because obviously the achievement gap means we're not doing something right and we need to make some changes," said Gronseth.

Finalist Stan Mack was interviewed yesterday.

I.V. Foster will be questioned tomorrow.

The school board will pick one of the three candidates to be the new superintendent starting July 1.

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