School reopening may start a shuffle in Minneapolis

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 7, 2011 - 7:02 PM

If Tuttle or Webster elementary schools in Minneapolis are put back in use, plans could have a ripple effect on other buildings.

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rach0022Oct. 7, 11 9:55 PM

Please, please do not take away the "arts" status or change Sheridan to a k-5. This will not only limit options for NE families, but also send all of our north-side kids back to an already stressed area. I pray the district actually listens to what people are wanting and does not make any rash decisions.

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farcicalOct. 7, 1110:37 PM

Move South HS into Roosevelt, creating three equally-spaced and sized buildings on the southside (Southwest-Washburn-South Roosevelt) and move district headquarters into South HS. It's right off Lake Street and Light Rail, so easy for people to access, is big enough, and saves $$$ (by not having to build a new headquarters) that can be used to promote smaller elementary schools in communities seeing growth again - nevermind the endless pit of dysfunction called North Community High School. Thanks NAACP!!!

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rlwr51Oct. 7, 1110:40 PM

The biggest problem with Minneapolis public schools is the constant reshuffling, opening and closing of schools, fresh starting, not to mention forcing teachers who held special education certificates to go into classrooms and positions that they had not held for years to repalce teachers who held positions for years - to stick it to the union. Stability is a key factor to a good education and a key factor in keeping parents who care about their children's education.

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cuddles56Oct. 8, 11 6:27 AM

MPS again wasting money. No worry though, no accountability in Mpls. They will keep Webster for all the administrators they have in that bldg, it's full of them. Then the new HQ they are building can house even more. The only ones not to come out in this is the students. MPS is all about the administrators.

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saralee67Oct. 8, 11 3:09 PM

Agreed with all of the above comments. We are lucky in that our childrens' buildings have been unaffected over the years by the constant restructuring. However, we have seen enormous growth in class sizes. Although we feel confident that our kids are receiving a quality education in MPS, I feel no confidence or trust in the administration. It feels as if the mafia is running the district. The teachers and parents have absolutely no weight in how decisions are made. I have attended Area meetings, planning committees, etc and what the parents suggest (after being solicited by the district) is never what actually happens. Top leaders in the district are unfriendly, uninformed and even downright hostile toward community members. We are supposed to be acting in the best interest of the children, but that hardly seems to be the case.

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