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SCHOOL BOARD

From the column: "Parents everywhere (are dealing) with the frustrations of school closures, masking requirements, and what feels like never-ending uncertainty."
Downs served first on School Board, then City Council, and had a hand in shaping modern-day Duluth.
The News Tribune and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce co-hosted two Duluth School Board candidate forums ahead of the Nov. 2, 2021, general election.
A candidate forum focused on issues of poverty will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, 1027 N. Eighth Ave. E.

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David Kirby announced on Sunday that he will seek another term on the Duluth School Board. Kirby, who was first elected to the board's District 2 seat in 2015 and served two terms as School Board chairman, said in a news release that the district...
The Duluth School Board on Monday unanimously approved a $55,000 settlement with former member Art Johnston, ending Johnston's quest for data involving the district's long-range facilities plan and other matters. "What you as a district would get...
Rosie Loeffler-Kemp will chair the Duluth School Board during the coming year.Loeffler-Kemp was elected during the board's organizational meeting on Monday after board member David Kirby declined nomination for a third year as board chair.Loeffle...
The Duluth School Board certified the 2018 tax levy of nearly $40 million at its meeting Tuesday night. This is an increase of 25.68 percent over last year to bring the 2018 tax levy, payable 2019, to about $39.8 million. About 16.06 percent of t...
The Duluth School Board voted to reject a resolution that would refinance long-range facilities plan debt Tuesday night. The decision follows a recommendation by the school district's chief financial officer Catherine Erickson, who said economic ...
The Duluth School Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to indefinitely postpone a plan to refinance Red Plan debt. Citing market variability, board member Sally Trnka said the postponement was to "maximize the return that we would get on the refina...

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The Duluth School Board will vote next week to refinance more Red Plan debt. The move, recommended by financial advisers, is expected to reduce taxpayer burden by nearly $900,000 over the next nine years. Two bonds -- of the four that paid for th...
The Duluth school district failed to appropriately respond to a former School Board member's public data request, according to an opinion by the Minnesota Department of Administration. Art Johnston asked for an advisory opinion from the departmen...
Duluth School Board members agreed Monday, in a reluctant 4-2 vote, to a tentative "resignation and release" deal with chief financial officer Doug Hasler.

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