Opposition to Proposed Boundary Change to the Southeast Area of Chanhassen

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This petition is for the neighborhoods south of Pioneer Trail (including Foxford) and east from Bluff Creek Drive in opposition of the boundary change to Chanhassen Elementary away from Bluff Creek and to Pioneer Ridge away from Chaska Middle School West. This change is affecting approximately 15 families.

Our neighborhoods are less dense than most neighborhoods with no growth, little turnover and very few new families with young children moving in. Keeping our boundaries the same will allow our children to remain with their elementary school peers through middle school and will allow them to stay at the current school they are comfortable at. There are so few children in this area, (at most 5 students per grade in K-5) that it will not make a significant impact to the numbers either way and rather just alienate the children from their close friends. Due to the low turnover of homes, future capacity at Bluff Creek is not a problem since new families with young children are not moving in. After this year, there will only be a handful of children left to enter Kindergarten from our area.

Please do not remove this small section of children from all of their classmates and the schools they have grown up and felt comfortable in. Every time there is a boundary change, our neighborhoods are affected. We ask that you make an exception to our area this time and keep us at Bluff Creek Elementary and Chaska Middle School West.

This petition is signed by over 90% of the families affected in our area.

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