• 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. View the election area map.

    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.

    Due to a technical error with the district's streaming vendor, viewers may have experienced difficulty when streaming the Jan. 9, 2023 meeting, live. The archived video of the Jan. 9, 2023 meeting is now available to view online.

    Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

    School Board Members

      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

      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. 

        Contact any individual School Board member, or the entire board through this online form.

      Legislative Platform

      • 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.

        View the 2023 Anoka-Hennepin legislative platform brochure.

        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.

      Policies

      2022-23 School Board recognition photos

      Archived School Board recognition photos

      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.

      Jan. 23, 2023

      Action of the School Board Archive