The Anoka-Hennepin School District made a good faith effort
to inform the public of hearings related to potential school closings, however
the district was not aware of a requirement in state law to publish a notice of
the hearings in the district's legal newspapers for two weeks.
To correct this technical error, the district is publishing
the required legal notice and will hold a new hearing Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7
p.m. at Blaine High School, 12555 University Ave. NE, Blaine. During this
hearing the district will invite public testimony on all 17 schools suggested
for potential closure by the Facility Use Task Force.
Prior to learning of this oversight, the School Board had
held two public hearings and had voted to close and/or repurpose eight schools.
If the referendum levy before voters Nov. 3 is not successful, the district
will need to close another school to help balance the budget. This new hearing
will provide the input the board will use in choosing another school to close,
The School Board is expected to take final action during the
regular meeting Nov. 23 on the schools to be closed next year.
The superintendent and School Board express appreciation to
the parent who pointed out the oversight so it could be corrected as soon as
to view the Closing Schools Web section
to view the Boundary Changes Web