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Facilities Update 2024


As a result of needed and more specific programing for certain students with special education needs, continued declining enrollment in Elk River, recommendations from the District Facilities Review and Planning Committee, state and federal requirements related to providing special education services, and the desire to maximize building use without having to ask taxpayers for additional funding support to build a new school or learning space, the School Board has asked the Superintendent to explore the possibility of repurposing a current elementary school within Elk River.

As a result, at the March 25, 2024 public School Board Work Session, the Superintendent updated the School Board on what he and his team have learned thus far, and provided an opportunity for the School Board to ask questions and provide feedback. There was no action taken at this meeting.

The Superintendent is expected to bring a recommendation to the School Board for consideration at the June 10, 2024 School Board Meeting and for the School Board to either approve or oppose the recommendation at its August 12, 2024 School Board Meeting.

If approved, this transition and repurposing would likely take place over the course of the 2025-2026 and 2026-2027 school years to provide time to collaborate and communicate with families and all individuals who would be impacted.

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This communication is provided to update ISD 728 families and residents of proposed changes for, specifically, the Elk River community, as well as efforts to meet growing needs in the southern and northern ends of the District. 

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Cory Franson
Director of Community Engagement
(763) 241-3522