Anoka-Hennepin School Board Approves Hire of More Teachers
The Anoka-Hennepin School Board approved a new budget, one that district officials say will help meet rising costs and growing student enrollment.
The board for the state’s largest school district approved a nearly $600 million budget, an increase of more than $28 million or a 5 percent increase.
The budget includes an increase of 14 full-time teachers due to a projected rise in enrollment. In addition, a total of $1.75 million will go toward the hire of math specialists for elementary and middle school students to help combat the drop in test score results impacted by COVID-19.
The district’s enrollment for next school year is projected to grow by 327 students.
The complete budget details can be found on the Anoka-Hennepin school board website under Appendix P.
The Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting was the last for Superintendent David Law, who will leave for the same role at Minnetonka Public Schools. Former Osseo School District Superintendent Kate Maguire was named Anoka-Hennepin interim superintendent.
Report compiled by CCX News staff