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Groups frustrated with lack of access to Duluth superintendent

Some community and school district leaders tell the Duluth News Tribune that superintendent I.V. Foster sometimes cancels meetings and is often inaccessible. The city's mayor says he thinks Foster is "a good person and his heart is in the right place" but he does not seem interested in engaging the community. Earlier this week the school board placed Foster on leave and launched an investigation for undisclosed reasons.
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Some community and school district leaders tell the Duluth News Tribune that superintendent I.V. Foster sometimes cancels meetings and is often inaccessible. The city's mayor says he thinks Foster is "a good person and his heart is in the right place" but he does not seem interested in engaging the community. Earlier this week the school board placed Foster on leave and launched an investigation for undisclosed reasons.

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