March 20, 2007
Long-range facilities plan options will
By Paul Lundgren
Superintendent Kieth Dixon has announced plans
to close, upgrade and build new schools in the Duluth School District.
Each of the three alternatives presented would mean changes for
all of the city’s schools.
Detailed information about the plans is available
on the alumni association's list of Duluth
Public Schools Long-range Plan Resources. News of the ongoing
process is available on the Media
Here is an overview of how each plan would affect
Denfeld would remain a high school and be remodeled and expanded
to support 1,500 students. Central High School would close under
this plan and some of its students would attend Denfeld.
Denfeld would become a junior high school and a new high school
would be built in western Duluth. Like in the Red Plan, Central
would close, so the new high school building would support 1,500
Denfeld would become a junior high school and there would be no
high school in western Duluth. Central would become the city’s
only high school, serving 3,000 students.
Dixon plans to bring a final solution to the school
board for a first reading in May and a vote in June.