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Former Bruce Borchers' Colleagues, Both Minnesota Educators, Leave Rockwood

A replacement to former Minnesota administrator Nancy DuBois was named at Thursday's Rockwood School District Board of Education meeting. Today, the other administrator from Minnesota resigned, plus the district's director of finance.

A year after regionwide controversy within concerning the district's , both of those administrators have resigned from Rockwood. All three administrators—Borchers, Randy Smasal and Nancy DuBois—had worked in the same school district prior to Borchers becoming Rockwood's superintendent.

For background, read Patch article: 

An email initiated Friday afternoon by Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions co-founder and spokesperson Eileen Tyrrell to Rockwood Chief Communications Officer Kim Cranston confirmed that Randy Smasal has submitted a letter of resignation to the district's school board directors. 

Earlier on Friday, Patch announced the replacement to Nancy DuBois: 

Cranston said Smasal accepted a position as the director of teaching and learning at the Edina School District in Edina, MN.

In the same Friday email, Cranston stated Scott Tate, Rockwood's director of finance, also submitted a resignation letter.

She said Tate, who has worked for Rockwood for the past three years, will become the deputy director and chief financial officer of the Cooperating School Districts (CSD) of Greater St. Louis. He replaces Steve Keyser, who is retiring.

To see the CSD announcement of Tate, click here.

In an unrelated but noteworthy point about the future of the district's financial team and superintendent cabinet, , as previously reported by Patch.

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Rockwood 25 May 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM
If this is an attempt to fix what thwarted the bond issue, it would've meant more IF Borchers hadn't just been given a raise.
Tired of waste May 19, 2012 at 03:50 AM
This is just a good start.....I look forward to more things to come......
CSloan May 19, 2012 at 06:01 PM
And a contract extension. Because he's done such a bang up job. I will be curious as well to see how much if anything it has to do with the state audit. It all happened very quietly--kudos to RS for RS for releasing the info,

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