Board votes to hire Stephen Jones as new superintendent for Little Falls
The Little Falls School Board voted to enter into contract negotiations with Stephen Jones from Sibley East District as the new superintendent of the district. If a contract is finalized, Jones is expected to begin July 1, and will hit the ground running.
“The Board agreed that Stephen Jones fits the profile of what Little Falls needs,” said Board Chair Jay Spillum. “He has the personal skills and the vision to move the district forward. His open-door policy and his efforts to be visible in his schools and his community is a plus for Little Falls. We feel he will work well with the community and the district.”
Three superintendents from Minnesota were selected May 23, by the Little Falls School Board as finalists for the job. Each finalist was given a day to be questioned by principals, students, directors, staff, the community and the Board, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.
Mary Klamm from Menahga, Jones and Lee Westrum from Benson spoke about their districts and how they would like to see their ideas implemented in Little Falls.
One of the biggest issues for Little Falls in the near future will be the reinstatement of the operating levy. Klamm said she would have to start immediately talking to, and developing relationships with, the community. She will keep the focus on the great things Little Falls Schools do for the area and for the students. See more in Tina Snell’s exclusive Morrison County Record story.