School Districts: More Than Just an Affected Jurisdiction

APA Minnesota Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

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Comprehensive plans in the 7-county metro must be sent to affected school districts for review before they can be approved.  But few school districts have taken advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback. This session will explore the reasons why and recommendations for better planning integration. Learning objectives include:

• Learn how and why school districts plan for future enrollment growth

• Review how and why cities plan for future residential growth

• Learn how residential land use planning and school district planning intersect and inform one another

• Learn strategies to better align residential land use planning and school district enrollment planning


Tara Beard, AICP

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Tara Beard, AICP, has a Bachelor of Arts in architecture and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in the non profit and public sectors in a variety of housing, community development and planning roles. Currently she is a Housing Policy Analyst ... Read More

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