School district to hold ‘community conversations’ on secondary spaceThe Hudson School District said it needs the community’s help in finding the best long-term solution for its growing secondary school enrollment.
In a press release last Friday, the Hudson School District said it needs the community’s help in finding the best long-term solution for its growing secondary school enrollment.
District residents are invited to attend one of two community conversations on either Nov. 29 or Dec. 6. Both evenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the dining hall on the YMCA Camp St. Croix campus, 532 County F, across from River Crest Elementary School.
Described by the district as “community conversations,” they will be facilitated by staff from the UW-Extension Service St. Croix County.
Community members will have an opportunity to discuss 21st century learning and what that means to them, what types of facilities best support the concept of 21st century learning, and finally what do community members see as the best long-term 21st century learning solution for Hudson’s students in grades 6-12.
According to communications coordinator Tracy Habisch-Ahlin, “It is the
district’s hope to have a wide range of opinions as part of these two evenings of conversation.”
Participants do not need to have background in or prior knowledge of district facility planning in order to attend. The Board of Education will receive all of the information and solutions that are discussed during the two evenings.
The press release added that with the elimination of St. Croix Meadows as a secondary school site, the Board of Education is committed to finding a long-term solution to secondary space for learning that the community will support. “Providing Hudson students with learning space that supports the development of 21st century knowledge and skills is critical to their continued success now and in the future as
Hudson High School graduates.”
Both Hudson Middle School and Hudson High School are over capacity with student enrollment projections showing continued growth at both schools.
Anyone interested in attending one of the community conversation meetings should R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or call (715) 377-3795 to assist with planning the events. Anyone unable to attend one of the meetings but would like to share their ideas can complete the brief Long-Term Space for Learning survey on the district’s website at www.hudson.k12.wi.us. The press release concluded by urging “the community is urged to stay involved in the process of determining the best solution.”
Updates on the board’s actions will be posted on the district’s website at www.hudson.k12.wi.us.