Boundary Changes Proposed Again for Wayzata Schools
With a growing population in Plymouth and a new elementary school on the way, the Wayzata School District is drawing up plans to reshape school boundaries.
“It’s not an easy task,” said Kristin Tollison, the Wayzata School District’s director of administrative services. “If it was easy, it wouldn’t require much time. But trying to balance proximity to a school, who can walk, who can’t walk, having contiguous boundaries, all those types of things, it’s actually much more complex than one would think.”
Wayzata’s ninth elementary school will open in the fall of 2019 on the northwest side of Plymouth. Dozens of new homes are under construction in that area.
A 24-person committee worked for several months to come up with a plan to reconfigure the Wayzata School District boundaries.
District officials say this reconfiguration will impact fewer students than when they went through this process three years ago. But the committee still had to make some tough choices.
“Nobody raises their hand and says, please move us,” Tollison said. “Nobody wants to move. It’s a difficult thing, because you build those strong relationships and friends and people that have volunteered, donated their time. So definitely there will be some of those difficult situations.”
The Wayzata School Board will host a public input session at the Central Middle School auditorium on May 2 at 7 p.m.
If you can’t make the May 2 meeting, you can provide feedback on the Wayzata School District’s website.
The board plans to make its final vote on the boundary changes on May 14.