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Superintendent of Schools
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Chisholm Public Schools #695
MASA Region
Job Description
District Name: Chisholm Public Schools ISD 695

District Address: 300 Third Avenue S.W., Chisholm, MN 55719

District Schools:
*Vaughan-Steffensrud (PK 3)
*Chisholm Elementary School (4-6)
*Chisholm High School (7-12)

Student Population: 745

District Budget: $12+ million

District Highlights:
The Chisholm School District, committed to excellence for over one hundred years, lives its mission statement: 'In partnership with family and community, Chisholm Public Schools will empower, engage and equip students to achieve the highest levels of education possible, becoming respectful, responsible, and productive citizens.' Chisholm graduates have a long tradition of success in all walks of life.

*130 full-time employees
*Student/ Teacher ratio is 14:1
*42% of the teachers have been in the District for more than 10 years
*94% of the students are Caucasian, 1.7% 2 or more races, 1.6% Black, 1.3% American Indian
*48.7% students are on free/reduced lunch program
*Students are taught by highly qualified teachers in a safe and nurturing environment
*Newly remodeled classrooms have been updated with energy saving lighting and ventilation and equipped with the latest technology as a means of engaging today's digital learners
*Supportive partner Chisholm Public Schools Foundation purchased mobile computer lab for grade K-3 students
*College in the Schools courses allow students to earn college credit while taking a full credit load at Chisholm High School
*Chisholm H.S. is a U of MN partner offering Ramp-Up to Readiness, a 7-12 curriculum focusing on college/career awareness
*Graduation rate of 84.6% exceeds the state average
*88% of graduates are enrolled in a public Institution of Higher Education (IHE) after graduation, above state average
*67% of these graduates earn at least one year of credits within 2 years of enrollment, above the state average
*Strong school and community supporters perpetuate decade after decade of Chisholm Bluestreak Pride with the District offering 22 different sports as well as a broad array of clubs, fine arts programs and other extra-curricular activities including speech, one-act play, Mock Trial
*Well maintained facilities including the beautiful, recently renovated high school auditorium, home to the Northern Lights Music Festival, which brings international students, opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts to Chisholm
*Community amenities include parks, tennis courts, curling club, hockey facility, walking trail around Longyear Lake with summer and winter fishing, Veteran's Memorial, Mining Museum, and Minnesota Discovery Center

Communities Served: Chisholm is the geographic center of Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, two hundred miles north of St. Paul and Minneapolis and one hundred miles south of the Canadian border. The population of Chisholm is 4,976 with the School District also drawing students from Balkan Township. Just 15 miles from McCarthy Beach State Park and 16 miles from the Chisholm Hibbing Airport, Chisholm is a half hour drive from alpine and cross country skiing; snowmobile, ATV, and hiking trails; golf courses and many lakes.

Bargaining Group/Affiliations: Education Minnesota, AFSCME, Principals
Contract Expiration: June 30, 2017
Job Requirements
Hold or be eligible for licensure as a Superintendent in Minnesota.
Experience as a Superintendent or in a district office setting preferred. Demonstrate strong commitment to student achievement, community engagement, technology for learning, resource management, staff professional development, and supporting students of diverse backgrounds.
Regionally Competitive
Application Deadline
Consultants Assisting the Board: Patty Phillips (651-357-0996), Antoinette (Toni) Johns (612-309-1511), Bob Ostlund (612-308-8997)

Search Calendar:
*Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
*Selected candidates taken to the Board on: April 24, 2017
*First round interviews on: April 27-28, 2017
*Second round interviews on: May 1, 2, 3, 2017
*Position Begins: July 1, 2017

Application Process:
If you are interested in this position, apply through the website

You will be asked to complete the online application and present a cover letter, resume, copies of graduate transcripts, at least four reference letters, and proof of certification to support your candidacy.
Patty Phillips, Exec Connect
Phone 651-357-0996
District Web Site
City Web Site
Posting Date/Time
02/16/2017 10:12:24