Duluth Schools Escape Budget Cuts For 2015

District Officials: Budget is Sustainable

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Good news for Duluth Public Schools, the preliminary budget shows officials will not have to make any significant cuts for the 2015/2016 school year.

The district blames a lack of state funding and low enrollment numbers as the reason for making cuts in the past.

Thanks to new legislation and the renewed school referendum, passed in 2013, district leaders say they feel comfortable moving into the future.

“We haven’t always been in that position,” said director of business services for Duluth Public Schools, Bill Hanson. “It’s good to be able to continue things from year to year.”

The district describes the current budget as sustainable, and for anything new to be added they’ll have to make cuts somewhere else within the schools.

District officials say the $10 million sale of Central High School will allow for a cushion in the budget.

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