Anyone who thinks that the decision earlier this year to mess with the Eden Prairie School Boundaries wasn’t a total disaster? Think again. School Board elections were held tonight across the metro and while I do not know where all 8 of the Eden Prairie School Board candidates stood on the issue of the redistricting, but what we do know is that the 4 who did win all were against the redistricting. And it wasn’t even close. This is how local politics should work. Congratulations to the citizens of Eden Prairie for making a difference.
For those coming to this late, this topic has been covered on this blog. It’s also worth noting that Melissa Krull, the Eden Prairie School Superintendent, unexpectedly announced her resignation this fall, apparently 9 months early, so she could pursue other opportunities. I do believe she stepped down of her own volition. She had accomplished one of her goals which was to redraw the school boundaries so that the idea of neighborhood schools would be a relic of yesteryear in Eden Prairie.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes, and at what cost, to put the district back to the way it was.
- Eden Prairie School Boundaries Controversy – Lawsuit Coming? Star Tribune (johnmurphyreports.com)
- Eden Prairie School Superintendent Won’t Renew Contract – Controversial School Boundary Plan not to Blame (johnmurphyreports.com)