Monday, December 10, 2012
Proposed changes for elementary school boundaries have been proposed, discussed and now could be approved tonight.
The Wayzata School Board meeting 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 10, at Wayzata City Hall could bring a conclusion to an ongoing, important topic of discussion for this school year. Since October discussion surrounding boundary changes for district elementary schools has been part of public discussion. The Dec. 10 meeting agenda includes an item about "Enrollment Balancing and Attendance Area Modifications." The agenda item has a recommendation action for the School Board to "accept and implement the elementary enrollment balancing and attendance area recommendations brought forth by the administration." District administration's recommendation to the board includes the following: • Category 1 Recommendations: Neighborhood Attendance Area …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Since the Nov. 26 School Board meeting another scenario has been put together for community feedback.
Based on community feedback from a Nov. 26 Wayzata School Board work session, another scenario called 7A is part of the consideration for changes to the district's elementary school boundaries. The process to make changes has been ongoing this fall with a number of board and staff meetings and public feedback forums. Scenario 7 was not well received by some district residents including a Spring Meadows neighborhood group. Theirs and others feedback prompted the School Board to respond and the district to look at Scenario 7 and now present Scenario 7A. Spring Meadows neighborhood is west of Vicksburg Lane, north of Schmidt Lake Road and south of County Road 47 or neighborhood 7 in the scenarios that have been presented. According to the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
What do you think about the proposed Wayzata elementary school boundary changes?
Much discussion on boundary changes has occupied the time of families in the Wayzata School District these days. Whether you are for or against one of the scenarios being proposed, see tweaks with proposals so far or think things don't need to be changed, many parents and community members have opinions on the topic. A Wayzata School Board work session Nov. 26 at Wayzata Central Middle School yielded a seventh scenario proposal and comments from a large number of parents and community members that gathered there. Parents with signs varying on themes of "Keep our School Local" "Greenwood Yes - Oakwood No," "We've Moved Once" and more could be seen at the Monday night meeting. Many of the sign holders were from one or more neighborhoods …
One Plymouth resident gives his opinion on proposed boundary changes in the Wayzata School District.
Monday, November 26, 2012
To the Editor: Two weeks ago, I wrote in a letter to the editor of Plymouth MN Patch that the Wayzata School Board was in a box. Well, the events of the last five days have done nothing but validate that point. Let's recap: the school announced last spring that they would be redoing the elementary school boundaries in the Wayzata School District for the first time in six years. The board did what boards do and hired a consultant to facilitate the process (Teamworks International, who apparently makes a pretty good revenue stream from Wayzata and other districts). The process involved two initial public meetings at which the public could provide feedback on Scenarios 3 and 4 (apparently Scenarios 1 and 2 were so bad, the board killed them…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The district continues to look at proposed changes to the elementary school attendance boundaries at a work session 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
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 …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The last of three public meetings on school attendance boundaries had the largest turnout yet.
With hundreds of people in attendance and the largest turnout yet, the third public meeting for Wayzata school attendance boundaries yielded plenty of comments. Two new scenarios were provided for community members put in groups of five to eight people discussed what they liked about those scenarios, any suggestions on changes and things they want to make sure remain unchanged. The meeting on Nov. 5 at Central Middle School provided the district one last chance to get public input in a large in-person setting, but people can still give their input online. In total, the district has put forth six scenarios for proposed elementary school attendance boundary changes. The first two scenarios were shown at an October Wayzata School Board work …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tonight's public input meeting includes two new boundary scenarios to be presented.
A third and final public input meeting about school attendance boundaries is at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 5, at Central Middle School in Plymouth. Two new scenarios (see maps with this article) will be presented by the district that came out of the previous Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 public input meetings. The district is looking at proposed changes to the Wayzata elementary schools. If you cannot make it to the meeting tonight, you can provide feedback to the district online. You can also watch parts of the previous public meetings online as well as view pdf and PowerPoint presentations about the process and boundary proposals. The new scenarios are called numbers 5 and 6 and include the following: Scenario 5 • Neighborhood 30 would change from …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Wayzata School District had two public meetings Oct. 29 and 30 about attendance boundaries.
With a couple scenarios being proposed and two public input meetings under its belt, the Wayzata School District is plugging along on its school attendance boundary changes. With more than 100 people attending both public meeting nights, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, at Wayzata Central Middle School, the input from community members and parents will help an internal district team and the School Board determine what changes to elementary school boundaries could be approved before the end of 2012. About eight people sat at each round table set up in the school's cafeteria to look at the proposed two scenarios given by the internal team and discussed by the School Board . Community members were asked to determine questions, concerns and what they may…
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Wayzata School District will have public meetings to get public input on attendance boundary changes.
Wayzata Public Schools is currently in the process of studying attendance areas throughout the school district to better align the number of students in each of its seven elementary schools and three middle schools with its facilities’ capacities over the coming years. Feedback from parents, staff and community members is an important part of the process. An internal district committee made up of different staff started meeting this week (Oct. 8 and 9) to discuss the attendance area boundary process and public input process, said District Communications Director Amy Parnell. The team is headed up by Jim Westrum, the district's director of finance and operations. Staff on the committee include those in transportation, building principals, …