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Superintendent's Newsletter - Feb. 25, 2021

Dear Salt Lake City School District community,

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Timothy Gadson as the district's next superintendent. Pending contract negotiations, Dr. Gadson will begin his superintendency on July 1, 2021. He plans to visit Salt Lake City several times in the next few months to meet district leaders and visit schools to make his transition as smooth as possible.

Timothy Gadson, Ph.D., is currently Associate Superintendent of High Schools with Anoka-Hennepin Schools in Anoka, Minnesota. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Secondary Education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

You can read more about him on the district website.

I also want to inform you that during next week’s Board of Education meeting, I will be presenting a proposal to transition our middle school and high school in-person learners from two days a week at school to four days a week. I believe our data and experience over the last couple of weeks show we are ready to make this step while keeping our students and employees safe.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, starting at 6:30 pm. It will be live-streamed on the district YouTube channel: Please join us if your schedule permits.


Our three Community Learning Centers will be distributing food for families during March. All families are welcome. The schedule for the first two weeks is listed below. The schedule for the remainder of March is available on the district website: 

  • Liberty Community Learning Center (1078 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, Utah)
    10:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Rose Park Community Learning Center (1105 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City, Utah)
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

March 11, 2021

  • Glendale Community Learning Center (1388 S. Navajo Street (1340 W.), Salt Lake City, Utah)
    12:00-2:00 pm 
  • Rose Park Community Learning Center (1105 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City, Utah)
    2:30-4:30 pm

Have a great week!


Larry Madden
Interim Superintendent
Salt Lake City School District