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Superintendent Gothard to Serve on Executive Committee for Council of Great City Schools

Superintendent Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Superintendent Dr. Joe Gothard has been named to a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Council of Great City Schools (GCGS). The Council comprises leaders from the 76 largest urban public school districts in the United States.

GCGS is a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities. The Council and its member school districts work to help school children meet the highest standards and become successful and productive members of society.

The Council keeps the nation’s lawmakers, the media, and the public informed about the progress and problems in big-city schools. The organization does this through legislation, communications, research, and technical assistance. GCGS was founded in 1956 and is based in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Gothard’s two-year term begins on July 1, 2021.