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It will probably be a record enrollment year next year at Congdon Park Elementary School. (Bob King /

Parents, teachers want quicker action to address crowding in some Duluth schools


Just over 600 students are already signed up to attend Congdon Park Elementary School this September.

Up from about 540 last fall, that’s a troubling number to many parents and teachers who are asking Duluth school district administration to stop the classroom bloat.

“Do you actually want to come to Congdon if (your kids) are going to be in first grade or kindergarten next year?” questioned first-grade teacher Leah Klein. “There are 30 in each of our classes.”

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