ASD releases public survey for Chugiak-Eagle River options after quake damage

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Anchorage School District is asking Eagle River and Chugiak community members and parents to complete a survey on solutions for the two area schools that won’t be able to reopen through next school year due to damage from the Nov. 30 earthquake.

A release from the district Friday reminds parents and others of the upcoming community meetings to address the short-term plans for Gruening Middle School and Eagle River Elementary students.

The survey can be accessed here.

The upcoming community meetings are as follows:
- Secondary Education (Chugiak/Gruening): Tuesday, February 12, 6 p.m. at Chugiak High School (16525 S. Birchwood Loop Rd.)
- Elementary Education (Eagle River Elementary): Wednesday, February 13, 6 p.m. at Eagle River High School (8701 Yosemite Drive)

The district says at those meetings, the district will share information about the status of buildings, building capacities and student enrollment numbers; preliminary lists of potential school options; and the planning process for long-term decisions.

ASD says due to the amount of public interest in the future of the schools, there will not be the opportunity for open-mic-style public comment at these meetings. The district asks interested parents and community members to fill out the survey to give their feedback.

The district says it has also created a section on its web site just for Chugiak/Eagle River Future Planning.

The district is also planning follow-up meetings for both school populations to summarize the input it’s received. Those meetings are scheduled for:

- Secondary Education (Chugiak/Gruening): Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m. at Chugiak High School
- Elementary Education (Eagle River Elementary): Wednesday, February 20, 6 p.m. at Eagle River High School.



 
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