Paul Carlson was chosen interim superintendent of the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District during the ACGC Board meeting Monday.
Carlson is expected to serve the district part-time through June 2022. He partially replaces Superintendent Nels Onstad, who is leaving the top ACGC post to join the consultation team at SiteLogiq, a firm that specializes in managing school facility projects and other educational consulting.
The ACGC School Board moved quickly to hire Carlson for the interim position. It met in special session on Oct. 18, during which it heard video conference presentations from three executive search firms.
At that meeting the board chose to contract with the Minnesota School Boards Association, at a cost of $7,600, to help find a new superintendent. As several board members put it, ACGC has worked with MSBA, a statewide school board advocacy group, in previous searches, and recently completed a strategic plan with their consultant. Several board members expressed satisfaction with past services.