Cloquet Superintendent Michael Cary has communicated with Carlton School District Superintendent Gwen Carman that his board is not presently interested in consolidation.

However, Carman asked Cary if he and Cloquet School Board Chair Ted Lammi would still be willing to discuss other ways the two districts could share services.

“There could potentially be a way where we could work together as districts to help each other out,” Cary said during the board meeting Monday, July 8. “So that's kind of the intention.”

Cary offered the board a hypothetical, “off-the-cuff” example to provide the board that involved sharing of technology services, since the Carlton School District contracts out for those services and Cloquet has its own technology department.

The Cloquet School Board voted to approve the meeting with Cary, Lammi, Carman and Carlton School Board Chair LaRae Lehto. After the meeting with Carlton, Cary and Lammi will report back to the Cloquet School Board with the discussed ideas. As of the morning of Wednesday, July 10, a meeting time hadn't been set.

The Carlton and Wrenshall school boards also met Tuesday, July 9, to discuss the possibility of consolidation. The meeting was open to the public.