School Boundary Plan Divides Minn. Suburb
Eden Prairie schools struggle for socioeconomic balance
Changing the school attendance boundaries that parents come to depend on is a reliable source of community discontent, even when the process can’t be avoided.
But even in that context, the boundary debate in the 9,700-student Eden Prairie, Minn., district has been bruising.
Eden Prairie adopted new school attendance boundaries this year based on socioeconomic balance, ensuring for now that no elementary school will have more than about 25 percent of students who are eligible for subsidized lunches. The district has seen an influx of immigrants from Somalia, who before the boundary changes were clustered at one elementary school because...
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