• 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.

    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

      Action of the School Board

      • Action of the School Board provides brief summaries of Anoka-Hennepin School Board meetings in PDF format and is produced by the Communications and Public Relations department. Complete minutes of the meeting are published in the school district's legal newspapers and in the agenda packet for the following meeting. Download the latest ASB issue.

        View, download or print ASB PDFs via the Joomag content viewer below - look for the printer icon (to print) and the download icon (to download a PDF) in the viewer menu bar - or via the district Action of the School Board Joomag page. For past ASB PDFs, click the Publications Panel in the left side toolbar.

         

        View archived Action of the School Board recaps from 2007-08 through 2013-14 via Google Drive

      Legislative Platform

      • The mission of Anoka-Hennepin Schools is to effectively educate each student for success. The district serves 38,677 preK-12 students and 247,394 residents living in 13 communities. 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 40% students of color, and 7% English learner students. Additionally, 33% of students qualify for free and/or reduced lunch status, and 16% of students are receiving special education services.

        View the 2022 Anoka-Hennepin legislative platform brochure.

        Legislative priorities for 2022:

        We ask legislators to consider funding and policy decisions that will support Anoka-Hennepin Schools.

        Stabilize funding

        • Increase equalization for operating referendum to support local taxpayer fairness and reduce disparities.
        • Increase funding of the special education and English learner programs to reduce the cross subsidy that requires resources from the district’s general fund. The annual cross subsidies are $35 million and $6 million, respectively.
        • Increase the Safe Schools levy and state aid to allow the hiring of more support staff to address student mental and chemical health challenges. 

         

        Address staffing challenges

        • Provide supplemental funding to address labor shortages in areas such as paraprofessionals, childcare workers, child nutrition staff, and others that support school operations.
        • 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.
        • Continue to address policy changes in special education that may reduce costs and improve services to students.

      Policies

      Archived meeting minutes (1994-2009)