Bill Gronseth

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The Duluth School Board didn't see the rubber mulch controversy coming when formulating a ten year plan.

So having to replace the rubber mulch with engineered wood chips was a million-dollar expense they hadn't planned for.

The good news? The project is going to cost about $60-thousand dollars less than they thought.

The bad news?  Changing all the plans will eat up about $12,500 of that.

Duluth's Superintendent of Schools, Bill Gronseth, knows how to pack a house. 

"ISD 709 Annual Report to the Community" could be a suit reading stats, but instead it's jazz bands (students),  hand-made refreshments (students) and some accomplishments to be proud of.

Free and open to the public.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP online for you and your guests:
http://2015isd709annualmeeting.eventbrite.com

Duluth Superintendent of Schools Bill Gronseth joined us to talk about the Think Kids Community Conversation starting this week.

Meetings of parents, neighbors, school administration and school board members will talk about what's going well and what could be done better in Duluth schools, how to address racism and what the recent in-depth demographic study means going forward.

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St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin; Duluth Superintendent of Schools Bill Gronseth; Craig Grau, retired political science professor at UMD; and Gunsmith Brent Gurtek of French River Muzzleloaders are our guests.