Duluth residents will vote on At Large Candidates for the Duluth School Board on Tuesday's primary ballot.
On the Ballot:
Harry Welty is the only incumbent in the running. He said he's enjoyed serving in the past and hopes to emphasize the importance of funding if re-elected.
"Not even 10 percent of our taxes go into the classroom, so funding for classes and teachers and children is falling far short of our needs," Welty said.
Loren Martell said he hopes to tackle the deficit and budget-related issues, along with other challenges for students if elected to the Board.
"We've suffered a great loss of enrollment down to 8,100 students now and we're supposed to be at 9,600," Martell said. "And also the inequity issues, not only between minority students, the achievement gap between minority students and white students, but also the inequity issues between East and West."
Sally Trnka is also hoping to find a solution to financial issues.
"I think it's really time that we look forward and we also consider long-term financial strategic goals rather than short-term solutions to our financial challenges," Trnka said.
When dealing with these issues other candidates said their analytical and diplomatic skills, as well as positive attitudes, would help them tackle district-wide challenges.
Visit the city's website to find your polling place.