The Minneapolis Board of Education on November 29 approved proposals to address changing enrollment across the school district. Increased market share, retention of students and data from the 2010 U.S. census indicated a need to address the varying enrollment changes in the northeast, south and southwest areas of Minneapolis. The approved plan adds space to accommodate 2,000 more students in kindergarten through eighth grade anticipated to enroll in MPS over the next five years.
“Increased enrollment means more families are choosing Minneapolis Public Schools and indicates the public’s confidence in our work to prepare every child for college and a career,” said Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson. “We are extremely appreciative of the hundreds of parents and community members who engaged in conversations about how to effectively manage the changing enrollment in the school district.”
There were 20 community engagement meetings held from May to October to discuss changing enrollment as well as numerous meetings of school site leadership and staff members that shaped the final proposals to the Board of Education.
The following recommendations were approved:
An implementation team will be working with each school impacted by the changes. Families will be notified the week of December 5th of specific changes occurring in their schools.
For more information, read the resolution and view the final presentation to the school board.