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Enrollment fluctuations trigger budget changes

Cloquet school district officials have some challenges on their hands in planning for the next few school years, thanks to a “bubble” of large classes that will be entering the high school and continued fluctuations in enrollment likely caused by the pandemic, according to superintendent Michael Cary.

During Monday’s Cloquet school board meeting, Cary presented the board with proposals for budget changes in the 2022-23 budget year, which begins in July. In total, district staff are recommending cuts of $452,000, and increases of $190,000. Cary said that will still leave the district with possi...

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