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Duluth schools superintendent Bill Gronseth will be staying put. A finalist for leadership positions in two school districts elsewhere in the country, he found out Thursday he was not chosen for one slot, and has withdrawn himself from consideration for the other. The Snohomish, Wash., school district, where he was one of two finalists, chose the other candidate. Gronseth said he withdrew from consideration for the position with the Rogers, Ark., school district, where he was one of four finalists.
The immediate benefit of tax relief vs. the long-term effects of a sale were two of the most pervasive arguments for or against the Duluth School Board suspending its policies regarding selling schools to competitors at a community meeting Monday night.
The Duluth School Board will hold a community meeting Monday to talk about an offer made for the former Central High School.
The Duluth School Board approved a capital improvement plan Tuesday night that allows work to begin on Historic Old Central High School, and a preliminary budget plan that reduces much of the district's $3.3 million deficit. The capital improvement plan, stretched over 10 years and to be revisited each year, estimates $18 million in repair and renovation work for the prominent brownstone school in downtown Duluth, opened in 1892. The board voted unanimously, but at least one member has questioned whether the cost is worth it.
The Duluth school district will hold a public meeting to talk about the possibility of Central High School being sold to become a charter high school for Duluth Edison. Tischer Creek Building Co., the nonprofit entity that serves Duluth Edison's interests, has offered $14.2 million for the 77-acre property that sits on a hill in the center of the city, and has been closed since 2011.
The Duluth school district has been offered more than $14 million for the former Central High School property — but selling the long-vacant property to that prospective buyer would go against current district policy.
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