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Allowing kids and families to grow together over an extended period of time creates bonds that are far
stronger and more important over our students’ lifetimes than having access to all possible elective courses.
It creates accountability for everyone in the community (students, parents, neighbors, businesses, etc.) to do well, help one another, and creates a sense of safety, security and belonging.
Learn more about the Comprehensive District Plan and how it will affect our families, LNCS students and community.
This plan would impact ALL LNCS Families
The decision to model the elimination of all Community K-8 schools in MPS has come very late in the CDD planning process, with no supporting research or input from families about this potential shift in educational models. If accepted, this plan would impact all LNCS families at both Wenonah and Keewaydin.
What can you do to help?
Attend the School Board meeting: Tuesday, January 14 (5:30 - 8pm @ Davis Center: 1250 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411)
Wear your LNCS Spiritwear!
Arrive before 5:15 if you’d like to sign up to provide public comment.
If you desire to carpool with other LNCS families, please meet at 4:30 at Alisha and Tim Erickson’s, 5325 Woodlawn Ave.
Attend the PTA & Site Council Meeting: Thursday, January 16 (5:30 - 8:00 @ Keewaydin).
Principals Ward and Wright will present the information that is currently available and answer questions at 5:30.
Following the principal presentations, community conversation will continue
Wednesday, January 29: Listening Session
(6:30 - 8:00) @ Roosevelt High School:
4029 S 28th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Thursday, January 30: Listening Session (6:30-8:00) @ Davis Center:
1250 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
(joint with DPAC)
District Listening Session
PTA & Site Council
If you support our Community K-8 school model and are struggling to form your comments, we suggest the following talking points:
I am concerned about the possible elimination of all Community K-8 schools in MPS. I agree that we need to create more consistency in the electives and programs offered at all middles schools. However, I am concerned that this solution is harmful to our district because it runs counter to the other goals of the CDD.
● Increases transportation costs
● Doesn’t reduce racial isolation in schools (particularly in the case of LNCS)
● Has a negative impact on student academic success and social emotional learning
● Fractures the community school model that you are trying to promote.
[Use this section to add a short personal story about why you value the Community K-8 model for your family.]
I request that you thoroughly study the potential impacts of this change. There are other ways to solve the problem of
inconsistent middle school programming that does not disrupt neighborhood communities and would better align with the
goals of the CDD.