Chippewa Falls School Dist. to decide on new superintendent

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Chippewa Falls School District says it will make its decision on a new superintendent within the next two weeks.

A news conference will be held once the decision is made.

Wednesday night, during the second and final public forum, the community had the chance to ask candidate Dr. Roger Rindo questions.

Rindo is the superintendent of the Tomahawk School District and also worked in the Wausau School District.

With Tomahawk having around 1,350 students and Wausau with 9,000 students, that puts Chippewa Falls in the middle with 5,000 students.

Rindo answered questions on virtual schools, budget issues with voucher schools getting more funding and event Act 10.

Educators expressed concerns about the changes on seniority and salary increases.

Rindo said that's something he's dealt with at Tomahawk and believes Chippewa Falls can work through it as well.

"I'm talking about things like collaborative practices like involving teachers in the ways of the district and where the district is headed so they own the decisions," said Rindo. "What motivates teachers is feeling that their work has value and that’s something we can build in Chippewa Falls."

He said he believes his skills and qualities can meet the needs of the Chippewa Falls School District.

"This is a community that wants it schools to be great, that recognizes that schools have the opportunity to look different and should look differently if we're going to prepare the kids for the world of work and life in the 21st century," said Rindo.

On Monday, there was a public forum also held for final candidate Dr. Brad Saron. Saron is the Cashton School District superintendent.

Find out more about how that session went here:

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