District to purchase land for future elementary school

Eastern Carver County Schools is looking to purchase land in Chaska that would be used for a future elementary school. About half of the six acres would be purchased now. The other three acres will be purchased from the city in the future. The land is northeast of the intersection of Highway 212 and County Road 44 in an area known as “Big Woods.” An elementary school will be needed there as the area develops. The land is being purchased through an agreement with the City of Chaska, which plans to buy more than 50 acres for a park. As the district has done with other schools, the city and district would share park facilities and parking lots. These sharing arrangements create savings for city and district taxpayers. Eastern Carver County Schools’ Board of Directors reviewed the purchase agreement at its work session Feb. 13 and will decide on approval Feb. 27. As part of the 2015 referendum, voters approved the district’s plan to purchase land now for a future... read more

Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 11th

Join us for a morning of free family fun to celebrate reading and the arts! Saturday, February 11 9 am to Noon Chanhassen High School This year’s event features David LaRochelle, a former elementary school teacher and author/illustrator of numerous children’s books.  His lively presentations thoroughly engage children as he teaches them about the creative process of writing and illustrating books. A Minnesota native, LaRochelle has won several awards including the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, Golden Kite Award for Picture Books, and he was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. His books include: How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans, Moo!, Absolutely Positively Not, and It’s a Tiger.  Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way through activities, performances, and books by local authors.  The annual event is a partnership... read more

Referendum & construction update

The 2015 Referendum provided $66.7 million for a number of construction and renovation projects across Eastern Carver County Schools. Thank you voters and taxpayers for providing and maintaining world-class facilities for our children and community! Construction is progressing for Carver Elementary School and classroom additions are nearing completion at Clover Ridge and Victoria elementary buildings.The Chaska Herald recently featured the progress of constructing Carver Elementary. The multi-purpose facility at Chaska Middle School East will open sometime this fall and the pool addition at Pioneer Ridge Middle School is scheduled for completion spring of 2018. To learn more, click... read more

Clint Christopher meets high expectations for leadership

A message from the School Board The School Board is pleased to announce it has selected Associate Superintendent Clint Christopher to be the next Superintendent of Eastern Carver County Schools. Mr. Christopher joined Eastern Carver County Schools in July of 2014 after a rigorous selection process.  He moved his family to our district from Moline, Illinois where he was the Associate Superintendent because of our commitment to innovation and early success with personalized learning. He began his career as an elementary school teacher and principal, and later served as the Director of Technology, moving his district in Illinois from a technology laggard to a leader in just three years. “Coming to Eastern Carver County just felt like the right fit for my family and my career,” said Christopher during his interview process. As Associate Superintendent for Eastern Carver County, Mr. Christopher supervises all building principals and the Teaching and Learning department. In this role, he... read more

Ron Meyer joins School Board

Victoria resident, Ron Meyer, began his 4-year term as School Board director at the Board’s work session Jan. 9. Meyer and his wife, Erin, have three children who attend district schools. Meyer works as the Director of Finance for Eden Prairie Schools. Board members, Jeffrey Ross and Amy Logue, who were re-elected in November, were sworn in for their second 4-year terms. read more