Minneapolis will reopen 3 schools to ease crowding

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 30, 2011 - 10:55 AM

The moves are part of a $45 million plan to deal with rising enrollment and a space crunch.

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reader22Nov. 29, 1110:45 PM

Mr. Mitchell - was there any news on Jefferson staying a K-8 or moving to a K-5?

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mnmonkeyboyNov. 29, 1111:24 PM

My home value went down...so all government cost should go down right?? How can there be more students my home value went down.....does this sou d like a familiar post?

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kbehmNov. 29, 1111:37 PM

I must be missing something. Enrollment increased for only one year of the past ten. This justifies opening three additional schools?

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opticonNov. 29, 1111:56 PM

This is a good thing, I live very close to Fowell and I'm glad the building is put to use again. Its very depressing to drive past an empty school.

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furguson11Nov. 30, 1112:22 AM

This is the upside to the down economy for Minneapolis, parents are "choosing" Minneapolis schools.

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JssBstNov. 30, 1112:31 AM

Had the District listened to the community in the first place, this wouldn't be happening. There was outrage that classes would be overcrowded in the first place. PLEASE DO BETTER MPLS. PLEASE!

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mnmaggiemnNov. 30, 1112:33 AM

This is good. Schools are overcrowded and students are not getting the attention and help they need to excel. This also opens jobs...Im happy to see my tax money going to something worth while

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minneg56Nov. 30, 11 3:20 AM

Let's see ... didn't the school district just last year pay an enormous sum of money to some genius consultant (likely some politico's friend) who recommened shutting down Minneapolis school buildings? Is there some way to get back the money paid to the consultants for malpractice? Certainly they must have an "Errors and Omissions" insurance policy to cover such a boner!

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bkind37Nov. 30, 11 5:42 AM

Maybe it is also time to look at discontinuing the "choice is yours program" as well. The savings of busing all these kids to several surburban schools can then be spent towards these three new schools and improving schools in other areas of the city too (mainly north Mpls.) It's time for Minneapolis to look at all areas of the city, not just a few select areas.

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cuddles56Nov. 30, 11 6:28 AM

Open 3 more schools justifies hiring 12 more administrators.

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