Proposed Blaine boundaries presented at Sept. 21 community meeting
(09/21/2022) This message is being sent to parents and guardians with students who attend Eisenhower, Jefferson, Johnsville, Madison, McKinley, Sand Creek, Sunrise and University Ave. elementary schools; and Northdale and Roosevelt middle schools.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools presented proposed attendance area maps and collected community feedback at a community meeting held Sept. 21 at Blaine High School. Proposals shared at the meeting identify three neighborhoods that would be relocated out of the Sunrise Elementary attendance area and into McKinley Elementary, Johnsville Elementary or Jefferson Elementary; and adjustments at the middle school level to balance enrollment.
With enrollment growth in portions of the district - Blaine, Champlin and Dayton - elementary school attendance boundary changes are needed in some areas of the school district to balance student enrollment to ensure operational efficiencies and quality education for all students. Anoka-Hennepin Schools is coordinating a process for public review and input into draft proposals, which would be approved by the school board in November and put in place for the 2023-24 school year.
Changes are proposed primarily at the elementary level, but also at the middle school level in the Blaine area. There are no other middle school or any high school attendance boundary changes being proposed. Draft proposals for all areas of the district and community feedback will be presented at the Sept. 26 School Board meeting.