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The new principal at New Richmond High School is working to learn about the school's strengths and weaknesses.

Tom Wissink, principal at NRHS, distributed a survey earlier this month to school staff, students and parents.

The survey, which asks questions like "What makes NRHS special?" and "What is working well at NRHS?," will help Wissink gain a better understanding of the community's wants, he said.

"I don't know if there will be any big changes, but this could help us identify areas we can work on," he said.

Wissink, who started his job as principal of the school earlier this year, said the survey is simply a way to gather more information.

Wissink said he's currently reviewing the staff surveys and will soon move on to the student surveys.

"I haven't looked through them all yet," he said. "And I might have our student leadership team get involved with addressing some of the issues in the student surveys."

Wissink said he won't be able to fix all the issues.

"If they want less school days there isn't much I can do about that," he said with a laugh.

Wissink said he plans to share the results with the community once he's had a chance to review them.

Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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