You must be registered to comment and vote on comments.
Find better ways to adapt to current evolving family wishes.
They knew which district they were in when they purchased their houses. And since the district was not Edina, their houses were cheaper.
Just remember when your district comes to you for a bond issue. "It's about the students" really means "It's about the district and its revenue stream". Obviously something needs to be done to correct land grabs that were done 40 to 60 years ago.
This problem is easily solved if Hopkins won't let this neighborhood leave and join the Edina school district. Edina should give priority access to Edina schools for these families during open enrollment. I've lived in this neighborhood for 12 years and almost every year families in this neighborhood wanting to send their children to Edina schools have been able to get in. This way everyone wins... Hopkins gets to keep our money and we get the option of sending our children to the schools in the neighborhood in which we live.
@indepublic, the current laws governing open enrollment do not allow for priority placement. It does seem that those rules could be adapted. For instance, as part of the area in dispute, I understand that some of my municipal tax dollars go towards city/school efforts. If the open enrollment laws allowed for priority in such cases it might be more palatable.
Your comment is being reviewed for inclusion on the site.
Comments will be reviewed before being published.
The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.
425 Portland Av. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55488
© 2013 StarTribune. All rights reserved.
StarTribune.com is powered by Limelight Networks