Duluth Red Plan Price Tag Increases

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Red Plan Price Tag Increases

June 27, 2011 Updated Jun 28, 2011 at 12:46 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A vote to increase the price tag of the Red Plan of up to $15M dollars passed Monday night.

The Duluth School board voted 5-2 to approve $15.5M Monday night, according to the Duluth News Tribune, after an emotional debate.

The school board learned about the possible increase for the $296M dollar long range facilities plan the same night.

Superintendent Keith Dixon say construction at both East and Denfeld are over budget, while the square footage of most of the schools has been increased to accommodate special programs.

The school board voted 4-3 to defeat additional options.

The School board also voted Monday night to cut two assistant principal positions.

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen