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 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.