As some of you may know we had a demographic study done to address the growth of Elder Grove’s district. This study confirmed what we thought: Elder Grove School district will continue to experience significant growth. Currently there are 565 students K-8, next year we anticipate having 585 students. We are already growing out of the expansion that was completed the summer of 2014. With our numbers continuously increasing, the board and I feel it is important to be proactive in planning for the future.
The Gazette wrote an important article about the process we are going through. We have a Facility Planning Committee that is made up of parents, community members, teachers, trustees and administration. We meet once a month to discuss Elder Grove and the direction we feel the school should take.
On April 4th at 6:30 we will be hosting a Community Forum in the big gym to share with the community what we have discussed and to get feedback from the community. This will be an interactive forum where we want to hear community members’ visions for our school. The committee will then take the information obtained from the Community Forum and use it to shape and support decisions.t
Please plan to attend the Community Forum on April 4th at 6:30 and encourage your friends to do the same. Elder Grove is YOUR school. This school will impact the children of our district; it will also have an impact on your property value. We want to hear from you; we want the school to reflect your values and your vision. Please come on April 4th at 6:30 to share your ideas.
I hope to see you on April 4th at 6:30 in the big gym of Elder Grove School.