• Envision SPPS

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    CALENDAR: See full list of dates here (PDF) for information sessions, listening sessions, language-specific meetings, school-specific meetings, and Board of Education meetings. 

    Upcoming Envision SPPS meetings:

    • Board of Education - Special Session presentation (PDF): Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. (other special sessions: Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15); Broadcast; no public comment; live stream here

       
    • Public Information Sessions: Oct. 26 and Nov. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m.

      Virtual; questions submitted in real time through chat function
       

    • Board of Education - Listening Session on Oct. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

      Sign-up upon arrival; time-limited comments; interpreters on site

      Location: 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102 

    • Board of Education - Public Hearing on Nov. 11 begins at 5:30 p.m.

      Sign-up upon arrival; time-limited comments; interpreters on site

      Location: 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102 

    • Board of Education - Comittee of the Board: Nov. 9 

      Location: 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102 

    • Board of Education - Regular Meeting on Nov. 16 - Expected vote

      Location: 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102 


    Recent Board of Education meetings:

  • Find out more: Envision SPPS: A well-rounded education for all students

  • The following recommendations were presented to the Board of Education on October 11, 2021 and will be voted by the Board on November 16 (see handout version).

    The recommendations are as follows:

    In Area A:

    • L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion’s lower campus would relocate to the upper campus to merge both campuses at one location. If approved by the Board of Education, this recommendation would begin in fall 2022.

    • Parkway Montessori would close and students would be welcomed at their community middle school or magnet options. If approved by the Board of Education, this recommendation would take effect after the current school year. 

    In Area B: 

    • Highwood Hills would close and Highwood students would be welcomed at other community or magnet school options. If approved by the Board of Education, this recommendation would take effect after the current school year.

    In Area C:

    • John A Johnson is being recommended to close and merge with Bruce Vento. If approved by the Board of Education, John A Johnson would close at the end of the current school year and merge with Bruce Vento in fall 2022.

    In Area D:

    • Cherokee Heights MONTESSORI program would relocate and merge with J.J. Hill Montessori at J.J. Hill.

      Cherokee Heights would reopen as a COMMUNITY school.

    • Students attending Riverview West Side of Excellence’s COMMUNITY program would relocate to Cherokee Heights.

      Riverview’s Spanish Dual Immersion program would welcome Spanish Dual Immersion students from Wellstone who would relocate at Riverview.

      If approved by the Board of Education, these changes would begin in fall 2022. 

    In Area E:

    • Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary School would close and students from the two programs would proceed as follows: 

      • BioSmart students would enroll in a science program offered either at Farnsworth Aerospace, Crossroads Science, or attend their community school. 

      • Spanish Dual Immersion students would relocate to Riverview West Side of Excellence’s Spanish Dual Immersion program. 

    If approved by the Board of Education, these changes would begin in fall 2022.

    • Galtier Community School would close and merge with Hamline Elementary School at Hamline. If approved by the Board of Education, Hamline would welcome students from Galtier in fall 2022. 

    • LEAP High School would close and we would work with students and their families to find the best program to transition to. If approved by the Board of Education, this change would begin in fall 2022. 

    In Area F:

    • Jackson Elementary School would close.

      • Students in the Hmong Dual Language program would relocate to Phalen Lake for the Hmong Dual Language program.

      • Jackson students in the community program would merge with Maxfield Elementary School at Maxfield.

    If approved by the Board of Education, these changes would begin in fall 2022. 

    • Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary would close. Current students would be welcomed to their community school or other magnet options. 

      • Montessori students from Cherokee Heights would relocate to and merge with J.J. Hill Montessori starting fall 2022.  

      • J.J. Hill Montessori would then relocate to Obama at 707 Holly Ave. which would undergo renovations for the new program and be a Montessori magnet for PreK-5 students.

      • The new Obama school would also house a middle school program that would welcome students from all elementary Montessori sites. Students would move into the building in 2024 or 2025, depending upon the construction timeline.

    • Capitol Hill Gifted & Talented Magnet 8th grade students going into 9th grade would go to their community high school rather than Highland Park High School. If approved by the Board of Education, this change would begin in fall 2025. 

Questions?

  • Email: envision@spps.org

    If you would like to request a presentation on Envision SPPS, please email us at the address above.

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