The Duluth School District's Area Learning center will be located in the Duluth Technology Village, 11 E. Superior St., for the next three years due to a vote by the Duluth School Board tonight.

The board voted to authorize the district to negotiate a lease with A&L Properties for the space. This action came after the board voted to rescind a previous board action to enter into a lease agreement for the Radio Central Building on Central Entrance in Duluth.

The district had initially planned to have the ALC program distance learn for nine to 12 months while the Radio Central Building was remodeled to suit the needs of the district. But since the State of Minnesota has now required in-person learning, that timeline was "untenable" according to a district news release.

The space at the Technology Village will be complete and ready to receive students next week for their first day of classes.

The relocation of the ALC program is part of the district's plan to vacate Historic Old Central High School in downtown Duluth after the board moved forward with the sale of the structure earlier this year. The district will leave the structure by Oct. 27.