Carlton moves closer to high school solution
July 23, 2021
Superintendent John Engstrom read his prepared statement. After a pause that encapsulated the import of his words, Carlton school board member Sue Karp said “well stated.”
Three other board members agreed.
“Our hearts are in a K-12,” Karp later said.
The lament in the school library during one of those typical short July meetings was palpable.
Engstrom had just laid out a future for the district that didn’t include educating students in grades 9-12. He announced that talks with Cloquet to release Carlton students to its high school had reached a “general operating framework.”...