The Duluth School District and the five plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the district agreed to all the lawsuit to be withdrawn "with prejudice" and with several conditions attached, including "mutual nondisparagement."
The Duluth School District announces that Plan B got state approval and now will go to a ballot, although not on Nov. 3. The district also answers several questions on what this decision means for Duluth.
In this potpourri column, Doty touches on the Red Plan, how Gale Storm got her start on radio, Al Franken's good news, layoffs at the Pioneer Press and why Minnesota should tax Internet merchants like Amazon.com.
Looking toward a meeting Tuesday between the Duluth School Board and the group that opposes its long-range facilities plan, another citizens group — MoveForwardDuluth — is urging board members to ask hard questions of the red plan foes.
Before I wrote last week’s commentary (see attached column) on the Duluth School District’s Red Plan — which calls for a total make over of its mostly outdated school buildings — I had no idea that support for the visionary school plan ran so deep. Or that some opponents’ perceptions and comments on the plan would be so inaccurate.
Harry Welty, a leader in the Let Duluth Vote movement who filed a lawsuit against the school district last week, rebuts Budgeteer columnist Ralph Doty's assertion in his column last week that actions taken throughout the debate over the Red Plan by Welty and school board member Gary Glass are deplorable.
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