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Elementary school boundaries shift for 2017-18 and ‘18-’19

Elementary school boundaries will change for Woodbury in 2017-18 and for Cottage Grove in 2018-19.

South Washington County Schools are experiencing capacity issues, growing in both Cottage Grove and Woodbury, responding to the acquisition of Valley Crossing Community School, and seperating Crestview Elementary School and Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion. 

The District 833 School Board approved a Guiding Change document to outline the why, how and what of the design of elementary school “attendance boundaries and implementation success.”

Rebalancing is needed to eliminate overcrowding, avoid future overcrowding, allow safe transportation, provide contiguous boundaries, and provide sufficient space for pre-kindergarten programs at each elementary, said Mike Vogel, assistant to the superintendent for operations.

Key dates for viewing and approving the changes will occur in November 2015 and February 2016. Public input will be considered.

“We’d like to create boundaries that’ll last for a minimum of 10 years,” Vogel said.