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Wayzata School Board To Get Attendance Boundary Recommendations

The district continues to look at proposed changes to the elementary school attendance boundaries at a work session 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.

Nearly a month after the public input meetings, the Wayzata School Board will discuss recommendations from input given and staff's work on proposed changes to the district's elementary attendance boundaries at an upcoming work session.

The work session is at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the auditorium of Wayzata Central Middle School.

The presentation from district staff working on attendance boundary proposals and consultant Dennis Cheesebrow with Teamworks International will be followed by a chance for anyone from the public to ask questions and address concerns on the recommendations.

Three public input meetings at Central Middle School at the end of October and beginning of November yielded hundreds of people in attendance and plenty of input for staff to sort through.

The public has also had the chance to give input on the different, proposed scenarios for boundary changes presented thus far on the district's website.

According to district documents:

The preliminary recommendations up for discussion (no board approval will be done Nov. 26) includes a new scenario, No. 7, for district residents only, which is shown as a map with this article:

• Neighborhoods 4AS and 5W change from attending Greenwood to attending Oakwood.

• Neighborhoods 6 and 7 change from Greenwood to Oakwood

• Neighborhoods 10E, 13, 14N change from Greenwood to Gleason Lake

• Neighborhood 30 change from Plymouth Creek to Kimberly Lane

• Neighborhood 33 change from Plymouth Creek to Greenwood

The changes would be for the 2013-2014 school year.

The preliminary recommendation for open enrollment students would be that they be considered for relocation in an effort to bring further enrollment balance as determined necessary. The specific number of open enrollment students considered for movement will be determined following Nov. 26 work session.

After the work session, all input given from school board members, the public and staff will be compiled and be part of the ongoing process for creating proposed changed attendance boundaries.

Anyone and everyone will have the opportunity to provide online feedback about Scenario 7 until Friday, Nov. 30. According to the district:

Final modifications to the preliminary recommendations will occur while taking into consideration the School Board guidance and direction, community feedback and any new insights of the administrative team.

Any further modified recommendations will be given to the School Board at its regular meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, for possible approval. If anything is approved at that time, the planning process will begin for implementing a new enrollment balancing and attendance area and creating transition plans immediately.

Catch Up On the Wayzata School Attendance Boundary coverage on Patch:

• Additions Proposed For Four Wayzata Elementary Schools

• TONIGHT: Wayzata School Board's Working Session

• Public Meetings About Wayzata School Attendance Boundaries Coming

• This Week: Public Meetings About Wayzata School Boundaries (UPDATED)

• Public Gives Input At Wayzata School Attendance Boundary Meetings

• Letter: Looking At Wayzata School Attendance Boundaries

• Tonight: New Scenarios For Wayzata School Attendance Boundaries

• More Feedback Given At Third Wayzata School Boundaries Meeting

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