Construction of new elementary school proposed to Wayzata School Board 

Parents and teachers line up to greet students on opening day of Meadow Ridge Elementary, which opened last fall in northern Plymouth. A task force assembled by Wayzata Public Schools is recommending that the district build a ninth elementary school to further accommodate expected student growth. (Sun Sailor file photo by Jason Jenkins)

Members of the Growth Task Force presented their recommendation, to build a ninth elementary school to accommodate the rapidly growing north and northwest communities of Plymouth, Corcoran and Medina, to the Wayzata School Board at the Feb. 13 board meeting.

The 25-member task force was created to review student enrollment, housing trends and demographic data and advise the school board on how to plan for anticipated growth at the elementary level.

Board Chair Chris McCullough asked the task force members at the meeting whether there were other options to recommend, such as adding on to current facilities in the district.

“There really aren’t great options to add on,” task force member Derek Diesen said, other than at Oakwood Elementary, located on the south side of the district where the growth isn’t occurring. The growth is happening on the north side of Highway 55, and will affect everyone in the district, he said.

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