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Minneapolis school board appoints interim superintendent, new board member amid budget crunch

The district is looking for ways to cut millions from its budget


Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

Senior Finance Officer Ibrahima Diop addressed the budget shortfall in front of Minneapolis school board members Kim Ellison, Jenny Arneson and Adriana Cerrillo on Tuesday.

Minneapolis Public Schools chose two new leaders Tuesday, appointing Rochelle Cox as the interim superintendent and picking Cynthia Booker to fill a vacant at-large school board seat.

Cox, who is an associate superintendent in the district, will take over as the district's leader on July 1. She will receive a $230,000 salary and an additional $450 monthly allowance to use her private vehicle for work, according to the contract posted as a part of the school board agenda.

The vacant at-large school board seat opened in March, when Josh Pauly announced his immediate resignation during the teachers strike, citing broken trust on the board and within the district.


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