Superintendent speaks on Central High School $8 million sale

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After many years of sitting empty, Duluth’s Central High School has finally been sold with the deal closing for $8 million dollars to STC Building LLC.

The question now is, what the school district is going to do with the money. We spoke to the Duluth Schools Superintendent John Magas, and here is what he as to say.

“We we’re thrilled that the property sale has closed. We think that this will be a really beneficial development for the city of Duluth. And we also know that this is going to put a lot of positive resources towards things that students need.”

”We’re going to be able to use this $8 million towards literacy curriculum, towards textbooks, towards many of the other things that will be a benefit to our students. And so this will help us sustain having 1 to 1 devices for our students. We also have a lot of smart boards and other technology that’s getting older in our in our schools and this will help us update much of that technology”

As per what we should expect to see on the property, this is what he as to say.
“We’re building a new district services center as well as we’ve remodeled our facilities, building and built a new transportation center. And so those are some of the things that we’re going to be able to have there.
It looks like there will be housing development and quite possibly some retail. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw some restaurants or other things, but I would leave that to the developers as well as the people who continue those projects.”

There was an earlier proposal to sell the property to a charter school but a district policy prevented Duluth schools from selling to a competitor.