Duluth School Board Hires More Staff

By KBJR News 1

Duluth School Board Hires More Staff

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 12:17 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Duluth School Board took steps Tuesday night to hire the equivalent of 7.8 additional staff, in part to help manage class sizes.

“This is in addition to staff hired earlier this month after the School Board took action to amend its budget,” said Dr. IV Foster, Superintendent.

Bill Hanson, Director of Business Services, said the new hires are supported in part by a previously estimated increase in projected enrollment of about 100 students which could bring in about $500,000.

Dr. Foster said the vision for Duluth’s public schools must include not only managing class sizes but facilitating and enhancing overall student achievement, reducing the achievement gap, increasing promotion and graduation rates, lowering drop-out rates, and continuous improvement strategies and processes.

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