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Minneapolis Board of Education renews contract with Superintendent Ed Graff

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Board of Education voted tonight to extend for another three years the contract of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Superintendent Ed Graff. Hired in 2016 after two unsuccessful superintendent searches, Graff has been a stabilizing force at MPS and set the district on a strong path forward. He received a favorable review when the Board evaluated his performance in October.

“We’ve seen a lot of progress over the last three years under Superintendent Graff’s leadership,” said Board Chair Nelson Inz. “We look forward to continuing the important and necessary work happening at MPS under his stewardship.”

Since starting as superintendent, Graff identified four core priorities to improve outcomes for students: literacy, equity, social emotional learning and student support systems; led the district through two successful referendums, oversaw the closing of multi-million dollar budget deficits and creation of a structurally balanced budget; and aligned systems to better support students, staff and families.

“I am happy to continue the great work we’ve started in Minneapolis Public Schools to better serve our students, families and staff,” said Graff. “We have seen success over the last three years, and with a strong team in place, better systems of accountability, and more stable finances we can focus even more intently on accelerating academic gains for all of our students.”

Moving forward, Graff hopes to improve academic achievement, increase enrollment and maintain a sustainable funding base—all of which are goals of MPS’s upcoming Comprehensive District Design. More information about the Comprehensive District Design, including opportunities for community feedback, will be released soon.

Click here to learn more about Superintendent Ed Graff. Click here to view the contract approved by the Board.