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East Grand Forks hires elementary school principal

The East Grand Forks School Board voted at its meeting Tuesday night to hire Darren Sheldon, Deer River, Minn., as the new principal of New Heights Elementary School.

The East Grand Forks School Board voted at its meeting Tuesday night to hire Darren Sheldon, Deer River, Minn., as the new principal of New Heights Elementary School.

Sheldon will replace Principal Luther Meyer at the beginning of the 2008-09 school year and will receive a salary of $75,500.

Sheldon has been a principal for 10 years, most recently in the Deer River Public School District. A committee including staff, principals and board members interviewed 11 people for the position, but Sheldon "came out on top," said Board Chairwoman Sue Black.

"I'm excited to have him on staff," she said.

Other board members agreed and said Sheldon met the criteria and learning goals of New Heights, making him a great addition to the district.

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The board also voted to purchase a 2005 Suburban to replace a 1999 model that was totaled in April. The 2005 Suburban has 55,000 miles on it and costs $18,800. Superintendent David Pace said the school's vehicles usually rack up 15,000 to 25,000 miles per year.

"But this is now the newest one, so it probably will be used more," he said.

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