Overview of referendum 2017
Residents of the Anoka-Hennepin School District will have the opportunity to make district schools Fit for the Future by addressing facility needs for students today and into the future.
After 18 months of facilities planning, including work and recommendations made by the 32-member community Fit for the Future task force, as well as feedback from the community during a series of meetings – the Anoka-Hennepin School Board voted unanimously to propose bond and operating levies to property owners.
The ballot will include two questions that, if approved, will provide funds for Anoka-Hennepin to create:
- Safe and secure learning environments through the removal of portable classrooms.
- Construct additional schools and classroom space where student populations are significantly growing.
- Offer solutions for maintaining quality schools by improving science labs, media centers, and flexible learning areas throughout the district.
- Address class sizes at all levels — elementary, middle and high school.
The School Board will be hosting community meetings in September to share additional information and answer any questions. The meetings, which are organized in a conversational open house format, will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at each high school cafeteria, and include a short 15-minute presentation starting at 6:35 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 14, Coon Rapids High School
- Tuesday, Sept. 19, Blaine High School
- Wednesday, Sept, 20: Andover High School
- Thursday, Sept. 21, Champlin Park High School
- Tuesday, Sept. 26, Anoka High School