At its May 10 work session, the School Board directed staff to develop a recommendation for new elementary school assignments for two future housing developments:

  • Begin Oaks: to be assigned to Oak View Elementary, 6710 East Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove
  • The Hamlets at Rush Creek: to be assigned to Rush Creek Elementary, 8801 Co Rd 101, Maple Grove

The reassignments will help address concerns about available space at Basswood Elementary (the current assigned school for both developments), which is experiencing a continuing trend of high enrollment.

Reassigning areas before they become developed minimizes disruption to families. The change affects only the elementary school assignment for these two developments; there will be no change to the middle school and high school assignments. No other areas within the Basswood attendance area are being considered for reassignment at this time.

Pending school board approval on June 14, the new elementary school assignments will be effective July 1, 2016.