Attendance Area Task Force
Earlier this fall, the district convened an Attendance Area Task Force to examine capacity issues broadly across the district and specifically identify where East Union Elementary students would go when the building closes after the 2021-2022 school year. Director of Finance and Operations Ron Meyer presented the task force’s recommendation at the November 10, 2021 School Board meeting.
A number of guiding principles directed the work of the task force, chief among them keeping East Union students intact as a community and not splitting those students up. The task force also worked hard to minimize impacts to current students in other buildings to the fullest extent possible.
The task force recommended the following:
Move current East Union Elementary attendance area to Clover Ridge Elementary
Move the district’s preschool program currently housed at Victoria Elementary to Bluff Creek Elementary
Move the district’s center-based AIM program from Carver Elementary to Chanhassen Elementary.
The School Board heard and approved the final recommendation at its December 6 meeting.
The community is invited to provide feedback on the recommendation in the following ways:
- Why are East Union students being moved to Clover Ridge instead of Carver Elementary?
- What middle school will current (21-22) East Union 5th grade students attend?
- Will former East Union students who currently attend Pioneer Ridge be affected by the change?
- How does this change affect current (21-22) East Union students in grades K-4 and future students in the East Union boundary?
- How does this change affect current East Union boundary students who have already internal transferred to another elementary school?
- Why is East Union Elementary closing?
- In what way does this impact preschool programs at Victoria Elementary?
- What is the impact to the AIM center-based program at Carver Elemenary?
- Will class sizes change because of the boundary changes?
- How long will these attendance areas be in place?