Community Discussion: Potential Grade Realignment

The Hopkins School Board is exploring a decision to shift to a middle school model, changing the grade configuration of Hopkins Public Schools. The Board would like to hear your voices, opinions and input as they make this decision. Join us on Feb. 16.
January 25, 2017

The Hopkins School Board is exploring a decision to shift to a middle school model, changing the grade configuration of Hopkins Public Schools. If approved, the elementary level would serve students in grades K-5, the junior highs would serve students in grades 6-8, and the high school would serve students in grades 9-12.

As with any decision in education, there is a lot to consider. We also recognize that changing our grade configuration affects our most critical stakeholders—parents, students, and staff. We would like to hear your voices, opinions, and input as we are making this decision.

We are holding two community discussions to gather input from our school community on Feb. 6 and Feb. 16. Both events will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hopkins High School (2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka) in the cafeteria. Superintendent John Schultz and Teaching and Learning Director Karen Terhaar will present the primary issues to consider. After that, there will be an opportunity for participants to share their perspectives with the Hopkins School Board.

You are welcomed to attend either session. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 or older. Please RSVP to Katie Williams if you are in need of childcare (for children ages 3 or older). No need to RSVP if you are not requesting childcare. 

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but would like to learn more about this issue, we will be filming the Feb. 16 presentation and will make it available on our website. You can also share your perspective or ask questions in private using the Contact the Board feature.

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