Duluth Schools Facing $3.5 Million Deficit
Posted at: 03/05/2013 10:23 PM
| Updated at: 03/05/2013 10:42 PM
By: Travis Dill
Gronseth spoke to dozens of citizens and community leaders at a Chamber of Commerce forum Tuesday Morning.
He said the focus has been on the Red Plan for too long, and that he wants to look to the future of the district.
Gronseth is optimistic, but said the projected $3.5 million deficit will make moving forward a challenge.
"We're really talking about where we're going as a school district, where we want the school district to go in this community and how that compares to what's going on across the country. We also have to talk about how we're going to finance that," Gronseth said.
He said the deficit could change when the state legislature finalizes a budget, but the district will avoid cuts to the classroom.
Gronseth said the "Think Kids" meetings allowed parents and community members to highlight priorities for the district.
He said the district will use that input in the ongoing budget process, and there is an online survey still available on the district's website.
The school will make final decisions on the budget this summer.