First of all I want to tell you all that I feel open minded and
supportive of the tough decisions that need to be made. I've
been doing my best to cool all the hot heads I've come in contact with. A lot of the work you all have done on the long range plan is outstanding.

My main fear is that this issue is going to blow up and become very devisive and negative. I think this could've been averted had there been a coalition between the board and community members in reaching the final decision. I thought we learned this lesson with the last administration. The Duluth public likes to feel that it has a say in major school decisions. It may not be too late for this.

Good Luck