School Board Votes On Closed Campuses

By KBJR News 1

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - The Duluth School Board will vote at the end of next month on whether to ban high school students from leaving their campuses during the lunch hour.

Complaints are coming from nearby residents about some students from several high schools including Denfeld, Duluth East and Central causing trouble.

Loitering, creating parking problems and smoking on the street are among the complaints.

The Superintendent of Duluth Public Schools says the school board is in the early stages of a decision regarding closed campuses during the school day.

"It's based on the fact that sometimes when kids get out in the community they are not making the wisest choices. For the most part, most kids are making great choices and being very responsible but we are considering closing campuses for next year," Bill Gronseth, Duluth Public School's Superintendent, said.

The Duluth School Board will vote on May 21st on the proposal, which the superintendent says has been considered for more than two years.

Justin Reis, NNC.