Gronseth speaks to Duluth Rotary Club about upcoming levy

By KBJR News 1

Gronseth speaks to Duluth Rotary Club about upcoming levy

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --Duluth School Superintendent Bill Gronseth, spoke to the Rotary Club today about what to expect on the ballet in November.

The school district is asking the public to vote on an education levy with two questions on the ballet.

First, voters will be asked to renew the current education levy with no property tax increase. This will qualify Duluth schools for $1.1million in additional state funding.

Voters will also be asked if local education funding should increase by $1.8 million. This measure would result in a property tax increase for residents in the Duluth School district.

Gronseth says the passage of the two measures will help the district address increasing class sizes, provide strategies to reduce the achievement gap, and update curriculum.

"We have spent the last year and a half having conversations about where we want to be as a school district and talked about our values and beliefs and priorities as a community around education," says Gronseth. "Now we have a plan in place and its time to talk about the resources that are needed to really get there."

Gronseth says he has spoken with other groups throughout Duluth and hopes this outreach will encourage people to go to the polls on November 5 educated about the issue.

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