Board of Education Names Elementary Attendance Boundary Committee Members
|Mitch Kullman||EP Rock Parent Group||Mark Johnson||EP Rock Parent|
|Laurie Mayfield||EP Rock Parent||Cristy Wainionpaa||Houlton Parent Group|
|Crystal Pingel||Houlton Parent||Robert Linder||Houlton Parent|
|Allison Tank||Hudson Prairie Parent Group||Holly Steele||Hudson Prairie Parent|
|Adam Bast||Hudson Prairie Parent||Ashley Haslund||North Hudson Parent|
|Chris Petros||North Hudson Parent Group||Wendy Theobald||River Crest Parent Group|
|Maria Rudie||River Crest Parent||Luke Trieb||River Crest Parent|
|Heather Sundberg||Willow River Parent Group||Lisa Foster||Willow River Parent|
|Tina McNamara||Willow River Parent||Steven Kubler||Boundary Exception Parent|
|David Maas||EP Rock Teacher||Lisa Wasson||Houlton Teacher|
|Michele DeLong||Hudson Prairie Teacher||Emily Reger||North Hudson Teacher|
|Meg Gornick||River Crest Teacher||Kevin Knoke||Willow River Teacher|
|Blake Fry||Chamber of Commerce||Cathy Leaf||Village of North Hudson|
|Steve Bohl||Town of St. Joseph||Ellen Denzer||St. Croix Cty. Dev. Dept.|
|Nick Ouellette||Superintendent||Dave Grambow||Assist. Superintendent|
|Tracy Habisch-Ahlin||Community Relations||Andrea Voelker||Human Resources|
|Amy Hamborg||EP Rock Principal||Sue Hellmers||Houlton Principal|
|Joe Behnke||Hudson Prairie Principal||Dolf Schmidt||North Hudson Principal|
|Katie Coppenbarger||River Crest Principal||Kim Osterhues||Willow River Principal|
Board of Education Process to Reset Elementary Attendance Boundaries
The Board of Education held a work session on February 26, 2018 to begin the discussion on resetting elementary attendance boundaries. To view the Board’s work session discussion, click on this link for the RSP and Associates presentation. Please note that the maps that are used in this presentation are for demonstration only – the information in the maps is not real data.
Boundary Decision Timeline
Hudson Board of Education Explores Need to Reset Elementary Attendance Boundaries
The School District regularly monitors elementary school enrollment and areas of housing growth as part of its long-term planning. The Board of Education has decided to review this data for the purpose of potentially resetting elementary attendance boundaries. The Board understands that few things are as important to parents as the school their child(ren) attend. The Board will consider all Hudson School District children while making thoughtful and caring decisions. The Board knows students receive a great education at any Hudson school; they also know that it is important for them to keep in mind the gravity of reviewing boundaries and the importance of engaging stakeholders. The community’s participation in this review and potential change of attendance boundaries is critical and valued.
To assist with data collection and analysis, the School District will contract with RSP Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in school boundary analysis. In addition to providing the data that will help with decision-making, RSP will work with the Board of Education to develop decision making criteria that a committee of stakeholders will use in making recommendations to the Board. This committee will include parents from each elementary school, elementary principals, Board members, and school administrators. Other members may include representatives from School District municipalities, Chamber of Commerce, realtors, and other identified community stakeholders.
Committee members will be charged with:
- Thoroughly studying and reviewing all elementary school attendance areas.
- Developing recommendation(s) for the Board of Education regarding resetting elementary attendance areas.
- Serving as “key communicators” to the Hudson community throughout the process.
The Board of Education will begin their preliminary discussion and planning at their February 26, 2018, work session. This work session will be held at River Crest Elementary School in the cafeteria/multi-purpose room and will begin at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the decision making criteria, process for determining committee membership, and preliminary timeline.
The Board welcomes input from the community at all stages of this decision. For individuals who are not able to attend meetings, information will be shared on the School District website under the Attendance Boundary Committee tab. People are always welcome to provide input to the Board and School District administration by emailing comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.