Duluth Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jeff Horton was offered the top job at a southern Minnesota school district.

According to The Journal in New Ulm, the Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop School Board unanimously approved a resolution to negotiate a contract with Horton for the position of superintendent.

Horton was hired in July 2018 in Duluth. He previously worked at the St. Cloud school district, where he served as the director of student services. Before that, Horton served as a principal for the Pine Island school district, the assistant executive director for the Twin Cities German Immersion School and as a teacher for South Washington County Park High School.

The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop School Board is expected to meet June 3 to approve a contract for Horton.