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Chiodo offered Park Rapids job

Glenn Chiodo has been offered the post of superintendent in the Park Rapids (Minn.) School District. The Park Rapids School Board agreed Monday to offer a contract to Chiodo, superintendent of Renville County (Minn.) West Schools. Salary and cont...

Glenn Chiodo has been offered the post of superintendent in the Park Rapids (Minn.) School District.

The Park Rapids School Board agreed Monday to offer a contract to Chiodo, superintendent of Renville County (Minn.) West Schools.

Salary and contract details have not been discussed.

Barring any surprises, a contract with Chiodo could be finalized in January, interim Superintendent Joe Merseth said Monday.

"The committee that picked (Chiodo) felt pretty confident that this was the guy they wanted," Merseth said.

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Chiodo of Spicer, Minn., has been superintendent in Renville County West for three years.

Previously, he coordinated education services for Thief River Falls (Minn.) Public Schools from 1996 to 2000.

He also served as a middle school principal and teacher in the district over a 21-year span in Thief River Falls.

Chiodo, 52, said he'll accept the position in Park Rapids if a contract can be signed.

"It's a fine school system and I've heard a lot of positive things about it," he said.

"There's a couple of steps that need to be worked out, but at this point it looks like things will get done," he said.

Chiodo said he's excited to lead a larger school district.

Park Rapids enrolls 1,815 students, while Renville County West in southern Minnesota has 800 pupils.

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Chiodo plans to finish the school year at Renville County West before starting in Park Rapids in July.

Chiodo was one of two finalists a Park Rapids search committee interviewed for the superintendent's post.

The other finalist was Barnesville (Minn.) Superintendent Todd Cameron.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Cole Short at (701) 241-5557

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