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Nov. 15 - Potential expansion at Washburn

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Nov. 15, 2014

The school district is considering a potential expansion at Washburn to accommodate our steady enrollment growth. This would be a revision to the five-year enrollment plan.

 
Our current students, families and staff have all contributed to Washburn’s success in recent years by building a strong, vibrant community that continues to attract new students. Growing enrollment at Washburn was previously going to be managed by sharing some available classroom space at Ramsey Middle School. However, given our increasing enrollment, Chief Operating Officer Robert Doty presented a proposal to the school board finance committee on Nov. 14 that calls for adding 13 to 14 new classrooms and creating better access to the front entrance.
 
If approved by the school board, the design phase of the expansion project could begin immediately. The cost would range from $8 to $9 million. 
 
While this proposal is in the early stages, I wanted to share the news with you now. Our community will be involved in planning and discussions moving forward. I will keep you informed as the process continues.
 
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Emily R. Lowther | emily.lowther@mpls.k12.mn.us
Communications & Public Affairs Specialist, Sr. | Minneapolis Public Schools
(p) 612.668.0237 | (c) 612.290.7555 | (f) 612.668.0235