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The Cloquet School Board wants to hear from Cloquet residents about school facilities.

After hiring a group of engineers and architects do a facilities study to identify the most pressing needs of the district’s school buildings last spring, the study identified more than $13 million in needed repairs and maintenance at the Cloquet Middle School and additional maintenance, space, and program needs at the elementary schools, high school, and alternative school.

The Facilities Steering Committee and architects drafted several alternative plans to address the identified facility needs, but these plans only are in draft form to serve as a starting point for public discussion and input. The School Board will use this input to adopt a final plan to take to the public for approval. This final plan will need to consider many things.

One of those things is public input. The district held its first public facilities meeting Jan. 28, and has scheduled three more meetings, at 7 p.m. Feb. 10, March 3 and March 31 in the Cloquet High School cafeteria.

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