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Tennis, co-op efforts take center court at meeting


July 22, 2022

Jana Peterson

Ed Kavanaugh walks across the tennis courts at South Terrace Elementary School in Carlton. He is working to raise funds to resurface the courts so they can be used for tennis and pickleball (a sport he says he will learn to play when he gets old). He is not asking for any school district funds.

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 decli...

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