Duluth School Leaders Discuss Budget Deficit

Dealing With a $3.3 Million Dollar Shortfall

As the 2017 school year looms closer, Duluth Public Schools have decisions to make to balance the budget.

School leaders met Monday night for a working session to review and collect input on how to save money. They are currently dealing with a $3.3 million dollar deficit.

Administrative staff say they got into this position because revenues are staying the same, while expenses are going up.

“We need to make the difficult decisions of what to adjust, and what to leave alone,” said director of business services Bill Hanson.

No final decisions about what to cut were made Monday, it was just a time for discussions and input.

They will need to have a plan ready for a school board meeting in June.

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