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MACCRAY wants Broderius to stay

CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members are asking interim Superintendent Sherri Broderius to remain with the district as its superintendent.

Board members voted unanimously at their meeting Monday to direct the school board's negotiation committee to meet with Broderius to work out an agreement.

Board members at a special meeting one week earlier had decided not to offer contracts to two finalists from a pool of 11 candidates.

Following that decision, board chairman Lane Schwitters said board members asked him to visit with Broderius about the possibility of continuing with MACCRAY. The consensus, he said, "was to try and keep the current person helping us out right now.''

Broderius began serving as interim superintendent in December. She had retired in June after a 34-year career with the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Schools. There she had served as a third-grade instructor, later as high school principal, and beginning in 2009 added superintendent duties as well.

MACCRAY School Board members credit Broderius and previous interim Superintendent John Thein with helping them bridge differences and moving the district forward after two failed to bond attempts.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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