Legislators prep for upcoming session, discuss priorities with district leaders
When legislators who represent citizens in the Anoka-Hennepin school district enter the upcoming session they will bring a deeper understanding of school district priorities and the positive impact they can make for students in the communities they serve.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools Superintendent David Law; Executive Director of Community and Government Relations, Al Icker; and the Anoka-Hennepin School Board invited elected officials representing cities and areas within the school district to an annual legislative event, Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Superintendent David Law and Anoka-Hennepin School Board Chair Marci Anderson shared information about the district’s progress in academic achievement, student/parent perceptions as measured by an annual community survey, strategic priorities its staff are focused on in the 2020-21 school year, and the budget for the upcoming year.
Ickler summarized what community education programs across the state are looking for, which includes funding support for programs for adults with special needs, and revising policies to improve early childhood programs. In Anoka-Hennepin, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) programs collaborate with a wide range of community partners to provide support for families in non-traditional ways, in an effort to meet the needs of our diverse communities. Anoka-Hennepin Community Education shared a video to show these partnerships in action.