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Duluth Schools Ready to Move Past Red Plan, Talk Education

Posted at: 03/14/2013 10:26 PM
Updated at: 03/14/2013 10:50 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe

It's been three months, and now the Duluth School officials are wading through more than 1,000 comments about where the district should go.

On Thursday night, more than 30 facilitator met at Ordean East Middle School for a wrap-up session on the Think Kids initiative.

During the last several months, those facilitators have been collecting community input on everything from finances to the district's curriculum.

Ron Lake, Climate Coordinator with Duluth Public Schools said the vision moving forward is specific.

"Our hope is that we can united Duluth as a community around public education and what we could be five years from now and what we could be right away," Lake said.

In December, Duluth Schools Superintendent Bill Gronseth said the community has talked and listened at length about building the schools, but he stressed then that this conversation now goes beyond to what's inside them.

"We want business owners, neighbors, seniors... everyone needs to be part of this decision because the schools belong to all of us. They're our schools, it's our community and it's our future we're talking about."

A draft vision document of these assessments will be available online during the week of March 25 at duluth.k12.mn.us