Dufault says Olson’s hiring has generated some positive buzz in the community

    The Crookston School Board is targeting their Feb. 26 meeting to officially approve a three-year contract with new School District Superintendent Jeremy Olson, hired last week to succeed Chris Bates when he retires at the end of the school year.

    Board Chair Frank Fee said at Monday’s board meeting that Olson had emailed him, indicating his wife and four daughters were excited to come to Crookston.

    Olson cannot send a signed contract to the board and the board cannot approve it until he has been officially released from the final year of his contracts in the central Minnesota school districts in Underwood and Henning, where he is currently superintendent. Fee said Monday it was his understanding that the school board in Underwood was to act on Olson’s contract status there Monday evening, and that the school board in Henning would do the same when they next meet on Feb. 20.

    Since Olson and the board reached a handshake agreement on his employment in Crookston, board member Tim Dufault noted at Monday’s meeting that he’s “heard a lot of positive comments” about Olson coming to Crookston.