The Anchorage School District continues the planning work for next school year, 2019-2020, for Eagle River Elementary (ERES) and Gruening Middle (GMS) students, families, and staff following the November 30, 2018, earthquake. The District is recommending a temporary shift in school boundaries for students of Eagle River Elementary based on community meetings and survey data. The temporary boundary will achieve the criteria of being least disruptive to students and staff as well as economically feasible. This map shows the recommended boundary changes for ERES students.
The School Board is holding a Special Board Meeting Wednesday, February 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the ASD Ed Center for First Reading on the boundary changes. In addition to providing comment at the meeting, public may send written testimony to the School Board. During the February 27 and the March 4 Board meetings there will be opportunity for public testimony.
The District is waiting to receive final engineer reports that will inform available options for both schools. The initial reports have us hopeful that these buildings are repairable, and the boundary changes for ERES as well as the displacement of GMS will be temporary.