Community Conversation - Hudson School District Secondary Space

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Hudson School District Hosts Community Conversations on Secondary Space

The Hudson School District needs the community’s help in finding the best long-term space for learning solution for students in grades 6-12. District residents are invited to attend one of two community conversations on either November 29th or December 6th. Both evenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Dining Hall on the YMCA Camp St. Croix Campus; 532 County Road F across from River Crest Elementary School.

The community conversations will be facilitated by staff from the UW-Extension Service St. Croix County. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss 21st Century learning and what that means to them, what types of facilities best support the concept of 21st Century learning, and finally what do community members see as the best long-term 21st Century learning solution for Hudson’s students in grades 6-12. It is the district’s hope to have a wide range of opinions as part of these two evenings of conversation. Participants do not need to have background in or prior knowledge of district facility planning in order to attend. The Board of Education will receive all of the information and solutions that are discussed during the two evenings.

With the elimination of St. Croix Meadows as a secondary school site, the Board of Education is committed to finding a long-term solution to secondary space for learning that the community will support. Both Hudson Middle School and Hudson High School are over capacity with student enrollment projections showing continued growth at both schools. Providing Hudson students with learning space that supports the development of 21st Century knowledge and skills is critical to their continued success now and in the future as Hudson High School graduates.

If you are interested in attending one of the Community Conversation meetings please R.S.V.P. to connections@hudson.k12.wi.us or call 715.377.3795, this will help in planning. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings but would like to share your ideas you can complete the brief Long-Term Space for Learning survey on the district’s website at www.hudson.k12.wi.us. The community is urged to stay involved in the process of determining the best solution. Updates on the Board’s actions will be posted on the district’s website.

  --Hudson School District

Jim Schrock December 06, 2012 at 03:31 PM
"The Board of Education will receive all of the information and solutions that are discussed during the two evenings." This quote, from the above news release, does nothing to mollify my fears that the board has no intention of actually listening to voices other than their own, and will only listen to those who fall in line with the board's modus operandi.
Mike December 06, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Jim, I agree. Why is the school board not going to be in attendance of this meeting? Because they have an agenda and are not interested in public input. Why is the meeting about the HSD space needs not being held at in a HSD building? Because they do not want to encourage any free thinking. What a sham. Kudos to the persons setting this meeting up and trying, but I think its a waist of your time and energy.
Money Bagger December 07, 2012 at 12:32 AM
@ Mike, Do you realize how ridiculous your statement is? "they have an agenda and are not interested in public input" Ah, EXCUSE ME! Referendums ARE public input. The City Council should have paid attention!
Paine Reliever December 07, 2012 at 06:38 AM
Jim, your statements show why there is nothing that the school board can do that will satisfy you. What exactly do you propose? What if all of the ideas brought up fail to address real space needs? Does the board have a responsibility to follow poor suggestions that cost us more $ in the future just because they are new and different? Would that mollify you?
Paine Reliever December 07, 2012 at 06:44 AM
Also, Jim, it just may be that your reasoning that the boards conclusion about space needs are wrong may be flawed and short sighted. If every option should be looked at, why are you trying so hard to dismiss an obvious option?
Paine Reliever December 07, 2012 at 06:55 AM
Mike, I would predict if the board members were at these meetings you would complain about that too. You and Jim Schrock are long on complaints but short on input that would solve our space needs. Just what is your agenda Mike?
yomammy December 07, 2012 at 12:36 PM
anyone have student population numbers by year for say the last ten? I am just wondering how much we have "grown". I dont see it building (home) wise...
Kari December 07, 2012 at 08:31 PM
HS enrollment has increased 21% in the past 10 years. 2002 1375 2003 1397 2004 1472 2005 1542 2006 1627 2007 1722 2008 1716 2009 1653 2010 1649 2011 1665 2012 1665 That's almost 300 more students. There was a space problem in 2002, and there still is today. Projected enrollment (based only on current students in the district) will remain flat or increase slightly.


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