Anoka-Hennepin School Board
The six-member Anoka-Hennepin School Board makes policy and oversees the district’s budget, curriculum, personnel and physical facilities. Members are elected by district to four-year terms.
All board meetings are open to the public, except for those specifically permitted by law to be closed for discussion of identified issues such as negotiation strategy or litigation. Meeting notices and agendas are posted in all district buildings and on the district’s website prior to the meetings. Regular School Board meetings are held at the Sandburg Education Center, located at 1902 Second Ave. in Anoka. School Board work sessions are held at the Educational Service Center located at 2727 N Ferry St. in Anoka.
School Board Members
District Two, Chair
District Five, Vice Chair
District Six, Clerk
District One, Treasurer
District Four, Director
District Three, Director
How can the public speak to the School Board?
The School Board has a Communications, Delegations and Petitions session at each board meeting where the public can address the board on topics they feel are important.
The School Board does have a policy concerning public participation in meetings, which community members are encouraged to view.
Meetings, agendas, minutes
Watch meetings, view upcoming meeting agendas, or view previous meeting archives at the Anoka-Hennepin Schools BoardBook page. The site is updated within 24 hours after each School Board meeting with a video archive. View a full list of scheduled meetings for the 2023-24 school year.
Contact the School Board
The board encourages community members to provide information and concerns directly to the School Board. Community members may communicate through ‘Delegation and Petitions’ at regular School Board meetings or through ‘Contact the School Board’ form via the school district website.
The School Board email protocol is intended to serve as a supplement to School Board policy regarding public participation in school board meetings in order to define roles and responsibilities regarding particular types of communication.
School Board interests
Ensure timely acknowledgement of receipt.
Avoid delayed action in case of emergency.
Ensure timely response.
Provide clarity on who is copied on emails to the school board; what timeframe is reasonable to expect a response; who to contact in case of emergency.
Effective use of staff time; effective use of available technology.
Adherence to data privacy requirements and open meeting law requirements.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools uses google forms extensively to coordinate communications throughout the organization. A greeting message on the form and auto-response message will set expectations regarding a timeline for a response and redirect those who need an urgent response to other resources.
The mission of Anoka-Hennepin Schools is to effectively educate each student for success. The district serves 37,745 PreK-12 students and 248,000 residents living in 13 communities across 172 square miles. Anoka-Hennepin Schools operates 26 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools, plus alternative middle, high school, special education, and early learning sites. The student demographic profile includes 42% students of color, and 9% English learner students. Additionally, 42% of students qualify for free and/or reduced lunch status, and 16% of students are receiving special education services.
Legislative priorities for 2023:
We ask legislators to consider funding and policy decisions that will support Anoka-Hennepin Schools.
Improve student outcomes with additional resource
- Increase the basic general education formula by 5% in each year of the biennium.
- Increase equalization of the operating referendum and local optional levies to reduce tax burden for property owners.
- Increase Local Optional Revenue to $840.
- Increase special education funding to eliminate or reduce the cross subsidy (shortfall) which requires resources from the district's general fund. The Anoka-Hennepin cross subsidy for this school year is approximately $35M.
Invest in school safety
- Increase capacity for Safe Schools revenue through levy and the addition of state aid to support student mental and chemical health,
and other physical safety needs.
Address staffing challenges
- Support creative strategies to increase the number of licensed teachers in order to meet staffing shortages, including maintaining or increasing flexibility in the tiered licensure process, and removing barriers affecting the substitute teacher shortage.
- Oppose any new unfunded mandates that increase administrative
expenses and burdensome paperwork requirements.
School Board policies are indicated by a number with no letter. District procedures and guidelines are indicated by a "G" following the number. Forms are indicated by an "F" following the number.
The collection of approved School Board policies and administrative regulations are included below. They are organized by section number. Use the master index to find the name of the policy you would like. Use the menu listed below, or the drop-down menu under "School Board Policies" in the left-hand index to view detailed information for individual policies. Policies are organized by policy number.
- 100 – School district
300 - Administration
- 500 – Students
- 600 – Education program
- 700 – Non-instructional operations
- 800 – Buildings and sites
- 900 – School district/community relations
Elementary school overview
Middle school overview
High school overview
Districtwide policy handbook
2021-22 Policy handbook:
2023-24 School Board recognition photos
Archived School Board recognition photos
Archived meeting minutes, agendas and videos (2009-current)
Archived meeting minutes (1994-2009)
Action of the School Board
Action of the School Board provides brief summaries of Anoka-Hennepin School Board meetings in HTML format and is now available online in a translatable format. To translate Action of the School Board to another language, please click anywhere on the message to open it in a web browser and at the top of the page, select your language from the dropdown menu.
November 27, 2023
Action of the School Board Archive
View archived Action of the School Board recaps from 2007 through August 2022 via Google Drive.