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New Grand Forks superintendent contract calls for $195,000 salary

Terry Brenner, director of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development for Grand Forks Public Schools, will succeed Larry Nybladh as the district's next superintendent. (Grand Forks Herald)

Grand Forks Public Schools is set to review an annual salary of $195,000 for its next superintendent.

Terry Brenner, who was selected by the School Board last month to replace Grand Forks Superintendent Larry Nybladh, has signed a three-year contract with the school district, according to documents set to be reviewed by School Board members at Monday's regular meeting. Brenner's salary will be frozen for three years, according to the contract.

After 10 years of serving the school in his current role, Nybladh announced in September he would retire from the position effective June 30. His annual salary is $231,210.

The School Board is set to review Nybladh's final evaluation as superintendent at the Monday meeting. Draft documents indicate he will receive satisfactory marks, the highest ranking, in all categories.

Brenner is the director of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development for the district. His first day as superintendent is July 1.

The district also will purchase $50,000 in life insurance, give him 65 days of sick leave each year, 25 days of vacation per year and the "same contribution level and policy as provided to the teaching staff" for health insurance.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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