Jump in enrollment prompts plan for Minneapolis schools

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Monday, October 7, 2013

The Minneapolis Public School District is expected to grow by more than 3,000 kids over the next five years.

That means some big changes are going to have to take place to keep up with all the new students. It was just a few years ago that the discussion was about a drop in enrollment because parents were sending their kids to schools in the suburbs or charter schools.

Now we know enrollment is expected to increase over the next five years, and it’s causing the Minneapolis School District to implement a new five-year plan. Southwest High School is one of the schools that’s going to have to adapt to deal with the growing number of students.

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