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Cloquet School Board sets budget in wake of cuts

It’s been four years since Covid-19 threw schools into disarray, and enrollment in Cloquet has still not bounced back.

Even with more severe staffing cuts this spring than usual, on June 10 Cloquet School Board members approved a general fund budget for the 2024-25 school year that was approximately $88,000 in the red, with general fund revenues projected at $35,638,978 and expenditures of $35,727,681. The unassigned general fund is where most of the district’s payroll and day-to-day money comes from, versus specialized funds for transportation, facilities maintenance, food service and communi...

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