FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2016
Media Relations Specialist
Minneapolis Board of Education unanimously approves contract with Superintendent Graff
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a Superintendent contract with Ed Graff. Graff will officially start as the new Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) at the beginning of July.
Approving a contract was the final step in MPS’ search for a new Superintendent. Superintendent Graff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help the district fulfill its mission of ensuring every student graduates ready for college and career.
“On behalf of the entire Board, I’d like to thank everyone — our families, community members, staff, and all those who shared their thoughts — for their efforts to help us find the best superintendent for our district,” said Board Chair Jenny Arneson. “We look forward to welcoming Superintendent Graff to Minneapolis and standing behind him as our new leader.”
Superintendent Graff said he is ready to hit the ground running. “I’m very excited to have finalized a contract, and I look forward to visiting Minneapolis next week to learn more about the district and the community,” he said. “My job is to make sure MPS provides a foundation for every student to achieve their dreams, and I can’t wait to get to work.”