$103 Million Duluth School Budget Approved

Budget Supports Class Size Reduction

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Tuesday night, the Duluth School Board members approved the 2016, $103 million budget.

Part of the budget highlights investment to support class size reduction, curriculum updates and student achievement strategies.

More teacher collaboration time, development of another elementary language immersion program and support for a new online school system are what board members are most excited about. 

“The opportunity to expand our online programming is very much in it’s infancy and we’re trying to get that going. We are also going to be able to continue to have lifeguards serving at our middle school pools,” said President of Business Services, Bill Hanson. 

But, members say they still have unfinished business. 

“We’re still working to understand the impacts of all of the nuances of the legislation that was passed and what impact it has on us. So, that work will continue for a while unto the extent that we might have to make small adjustments to this budget,” said Hanson. 

This district is also projecting health care premium savings of $580,000.

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