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Tennis, co-op efforts take center court at meeting

Cracks filled with knee-high weeds zigzag across the tennis courts at Carlton's South Terrace Elementary School. Although there are nets, the courts are in such a state of disrepair it would be almost impossible to play a game of tennis there.

With the school district battling ongoing budget woes, repairing the tennis courts has not been a priority for a school board that is working hard to simply keep the schools open and fully staffed.

Ed Kavanaugh gets that. The Carlton grad has been on the school board, sent his kids to school there and has seen the budget struggles that came with declinin...