Duluth School District Invites Public to Discuss Future

By KBJR News 1

December 27, 2012 Updated Dec 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- The Duluth community is invited to be part of a conversation to shape the future of the school district.

Officials announced a series of public meetings, to discuss the issues affecting Duluth's children everyday.

St. Scholastica professor and father of four Rick Revoir has only one critique of Duluth East, where his son is a freshman.

"Listen to the parents," said Revoir, watching his kids ice skate. "In Duluth we have a lot of committed active parents."

That's what Duluth School District Superintendent Bill Gronseth is looking to accomplish with the Think Kids campaign.

"Whether we're talking about the funding of the district, whether we're talking about curriculum or programs, we want to hear what people are thinking," said Gronseth, after a news conference Thursday.

The conversation, supported by various community organizations is aiming to collect information and imbed the results into the future of the district.

"To really bring the values and the beliefs of the communities into our schools," said Gronseth.

Officials and parents are confident there is a strong foundation to build on.

"The Duluth Schools have a lot to celebrate. We have student who earn millions of dollars in scholarships a year and our ACT scores among the highest in the country."

"We're happy to see the extra circular offerings. The academics have been great."

The meetings kick off next month.

For more information on when, and where the meetings are click on the link provided here ---> http://bit.ly/VE0Tby