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Esko residents talk about school's future

Just under 20 community members attended a community listening and input session at the Esko school auditorium Monday, Oct. 25 to share what they like about the school and their concerns about what is lacking or needs upgrading.

Educational consultants Lynn Dyer and Glenn Chiodo of ICS of Duluth have been conducting sessions with stakeholders of the school to determine needs as the school board prepares to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the next 10 years.

"Always focus on what's best for the kids," Chiodo told the group. "You are a close-knit community centered on the school. Focus...