A planning process for the future of Catholic education in the Duluth area and beyond launched last month, as the Called To Be One planning group unveiled a public survey on the schools and asked those interested in Catholic education to fill it out. The first of two retreats designed to process that input and use it to shape a plan for the schools will take place this Saturday at St. James School. There is still time to register. You can do so here.
At the Sept. 24 retreat, results from those surveys will be presented and discussed in small groups. With the input gathered at this retreat, a draft of a plan will be formulated that would unify the four Duluth Area Catholic Schools into one school with multiple campuses and expand offerings to pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. This draft plan will also be presented for public input as the process goes forward, with a subsequent retreat planned for Nov. 12.
Registration for both retreats remains open today at the Duluth Area Catholic Schools website. Please consider participating.