(11/22/22) Following months of reviewing draft proposals and considering community feedback, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board unanimously approved new attendance boundaries for the 2023-24 school year.
School Board members and district leaders collected community feedback on draft proposals shared at over 10 meetings this fall that ultimately informed the plan. Recommendations were revised in the Blaine and Champlin Park cluster proposals in response to community feedback.
Background Rapid enrollment growth in portions of the district - Blaine and Dayton - made some attendance boundary adjustments necessary at the elementary school level to ensure quality education for all students, maintain class size ratios and provide stability for families, students and staff. In Anoka, plans to repurpose Franklin Elementary School for Bridges and Pathways special education programming after the 2022-23 school year created a need to adjust elementary school boundaries in portions of the Anoka cluster.
In addition, boundary adjustments were also proposed for the Blaine cluster middle schools to address imbalanced enrollment at Roosevelt and Northdale middle schools. In all, approximately 1000 students are directly impacted by the updated boundary plan.
All families in the district with elementary school students and Blaine-area middle school students will be informed of the school of attendance for the 2023-24 school year by postal mail and email beginning in December. An updated school finder tool is also available to help families find the school of attendance for their address.
Schools will provide transition opportunities for students later this spring, involving staff and parents/guardians to welcome students to their new schools.