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Board approves Belcastro request to drop duties

The Wrenshall school board approved a major administrative shift for the district Wednesday night in a special meeting. The move was precipitated by superintendent Kim Belcastro’s request to reduce her duties by nearly half, primarily giving up dual work as the school principal.

The board approved moving Belcastro to a 0.6 superintendent position and hiring a full-time principal. It will eliminate a dean position.

Overall, the district expects to save a few thousand dollars with the changes. Belcastro’s current salary would shift to about $72,000 from the current $117,000 per year in her contr...