Enrollment Considerations: Elementary 11 Bond Referendum
Posted by Ankeny Community School District on 1/30/2018
Ankeny remains one of the fastest growing school districts in Iowa. This year enrollment increased by approximately 355 students, making our certified enrollment 11,548 students for the 2017-2018 school year, as reported in the Certified Enrollment Report.
Since Ankeny is one of the fastest growing cities in Iowa, it is no surprise the school district is growing as well. Our enrollment projections indicate continued growth of more than 1,500 students by the 2021-2022 school year. This growth continues to drive the Ankeny Board of Education’s plans for the future.
On February 6, the district will pursue a bond referendum for elementary 11. A minimum of four elementary buildings will be at capacity by 2020. A new elementary will keep class sizes reasonable, while continuing Ankeny’s tradition of academic excellence. By pursuing a school bond referendum and opening an elementary in 2020-2021, capacity will keep up with enrollment.
In addition, construction of additions to both high schools will begin in the summer of 2020, to be completed by the fall of 2021. Expanding each of the high school buildings will increase each facility from 1,400 student capacity to 1,860. This expansion plan has allowed us to make sound fiscal decisions by not only considering the cost of building a new facility, but also consider the cost of staffing a facility.
The Board’s priority is to continue its level of programming, as well as, seeking new and innovative ways to give Ankeny graduates an advantage to prepare for their role in the 21st century.
Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Kenneth Morris, Jr., Equity Director, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661
NOTICE: THE ANKENY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), IOWA CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (ICRA), AND SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT IN ENSURING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY EQUAL TO THAT OF THEIR NONDISABLED PEERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT’S PROGRAMS, BENEFITS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING THOSE DELIVERED THROUGH ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. FOR REQUESTS OR INQUIRIES REGARDING ACCESS TO THE DISTRICT’S WEBPAGE OR ANOTHER ELECTRONIC RESOURCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, SAMANTHA AUKES AT 515-289-3950 OR SAMANTHA.AUKES@ANKENYSCHOOLS.ORG. INFORMATION ON HOW TO REACH THE DISTRICT’S SECTION 504/EQUITY COORDINATOR AND APPLICABLE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.