Apparently this is the best the Trib can do in covering the Duluth School Board. No story, just a couple quotes.
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In a video presentation, Dixon pointed out a number of the district’s achievements over the past year, including seven schools ranking in the top 25 percent of schools statewide for their performance on state tests, the district’s high bond rating and its progress on the long-range facilities plan.
“We are a strong school district and this is a proud, caring community,” Dixon said in the video. He wasn’t able to be at the meeting because of a death in the family.
“We are in the best shape we’ve ever been in because we finally have stability. We have the programs we want, we have the plan, even financially we’re doing great. We have the best bond rating, we’ve had great audits. Honestly, financially we are doing great if only the state would give us the money they’re supposed to.”
“It’s depressing. I just went to a leadership conference last Thursday and Friday in Minneapolis about [school finance] and it’s very depressing. I have knots in my stomach just thinking about it. We have so much work to do, and they are depending on us to do it with less funds.”