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School District 833 plans south elementary boundary change meetings

Parents can weigh in on District 833's proposed south elementary school attendance boundary changes at public meetings this week.

The district plans two "community conversations" to explain a pair of attendance boundary options affecting seven elementary buildings in Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park: Armstrong, Cottage Grove, Crestview, Grey Cloud, Hillside, Pine Hill and Pullman.

One proposal would move 132 students, while 183 students would change schools under the second option. New boundaries will go into effect in fall 2018.

The two "community conversations" are planned for:

• 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Park High School's lecture hall

• 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Park High School's lecture hall

The public also can weigh in on the options during the South Washington County School Board's Jan. 19 meeting. That meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the District Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove.

The school board is expected to make a boundary decision Feb. 2.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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