Parents speak while school board listensParents, a builder and a couple of sixth graders spoke at a public meeting on the school boundaries plans Saturday morning.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
It may not have been a school day, but the Cafetorium at Lake Junior High was full Saturday morning.
More than 100 parents and residents were present to tell the school board their views on the six plans which set new school boundaries for Woodbury, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport.
About 30 people stood in front of the school board to tell members how the red, white or blue elementary/middle school plans and the A, B or C high school plans would affect their family or neighborhood.
Two of those to address the board were sixth graders Sammy Warwick and Kilian Wilson, who live in Bailey’s Arbor, Woodbury.
The school board thanked both students for their courage in standing up to address the meeting.
Woodbury neighborhoods W25, W26 W48, W40 and W41 were most heavily represented at the meeting, with the W40 and W41 contingents turning up dressed in red, to emphasize the color of the plan they wish the board to choose.
Three more community meetings will be held before the school board makes its decision April 24.
They will be held:
• April 15: Woodbury Junior High, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• April 17: Oltman Junior High, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• April 21: Cottage Grove Junior High, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
SEE THE WOODBURY BULLETIN, OUT APRIL 16, FOR A TWO-PAGE SPECIAL REPORT ON THE SCHOOL BOUNDARIES ISSUE.