UPDATE: Rajanen not selected as SLP superintendent

Although she was one of three finalists, it appears that Waconia’s Dr. Nancy Rajanen will not become the new superintendent of the St. Louis Park School District.

After a lengthy interview process that spanned several weeks, the St. Louis Park School Board unanimously selected Robert Metz to become its next superintendent on Thursday, May 9, and agreed to enter into contract negotiations. Metz has been principal at St. Louis Park High School for the past six years.

Rajanen has served as the superintendent of Waconia Public Schools for the past five years.

Dr. Debra Bowers has been the superintendent for St. Louis Park Public Schools for the past nine years. In January, Bowers announced that she would not seek a new contract once her current contract expires at the end of June so she could explore her options to transition to another line of work within education.

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