Sauk Rapids Superintendent Is Leaving For Elk River

Sauk Rapids Superintendent Is Leaving For Elk River Click to Enlarge Photo: Sauk Rapids-Rice School District

Feb 17, 2017 at 9:13 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools superintendent has been chosen as the new superintendent for Elk River Independent School District 728.

The Elk River school board voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Daniel Bittman on Thursday.

Bittman was the 2016 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year, and has been with the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district since 2010.

Bittman was selected after a thorough search and interview process by the Elk River school district.

The Elk River superintendent position opened last June with the retirement of Dr. Mark Bezek.

Former St. Cloud Area School District 742 Superintendent Bruce Watkins has been serving as the interim superintendent in Elk River since then.

Bittman is expected to start his new job on July 1st.

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