Nybladh - Retirement

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The Grand Forks School Board has accepted the early retirement of Superintendent Larry Nybladh. As part of the agreement Nybladh will receive annual payments of $35,855 dollars over each of the next four years. The board approved the plan on a seven to one vote. Member Meggen Sande questioned the size of the amount noting that if Nybladh had retired last year he would not have qualified for the early retirement program. In addition Sande says the payout for unused vacation and sick leave could total up to $103,000. Board President Doug Carpenter says the language in the superintendent's contract should not come as a surprise as it has been in the contract all along. Nybladh has been with the Grand Forks school system for ten years. Carpenter says if the board wishes to change policy for early retirement it's something that can be addressed moving forward. The board also agreed to put out an R-F-P for the hiring of a search firm / consultant for finding a new superintendent. Nybladh will remain with the district until the end of June.

In other board action members selected Alma Torres Pierce to fill the unexpired term on Dane Ferguson. Pierce will fill the seat until the next regular election in June.

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