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VOL 31 NO 2
Focus is a service for residents of the Anoka-Hennepin School
District published to keep them informed about the
investment in their public schools and students. The AnokaHennepin School District serves more than 38,000 students
and a population of 234,308 residents in 13 communities:
Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park,
Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, Fridley, Ham Lake,
Nowthen, Oak Grove and Ramsey.
Communication and Public Relations Department
Jim Skelly, director
Kay Villella, assistant director
Derrick Williams, communication specialist
Courtney Markuson, communication specialist
Nika Sawyer, department secretary
Heather Peters, Community Education communications coordinator
part of your social media
Elaine Guse, graphic designer, Print Shop and Design department
Erin Johnson, community contributor
Anoka-Hennepin School District
2727 N Ferry St.
Anoka, MN 55303
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ANOKA-HENNEPIN SCHOOL BOARD
Coon Rapids, Dayton
Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn
Coon Rapids, Fridley
Andover, Ham Lake,
Nowthen, Oak Grove,
Andover, Anoka, western
Coon Rapids, Ramsey
Elected officials are listed here by the
Anoka-Hennepin School District for informational purposes only.
Superintendent – David Law
Anoka-Hennepin School District, in compliance with current statutes and regulations, and in recognition of its obligation to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons within its
jurisdiction, affirms that it will not discriminate on actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex/gender, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation,
age, family care leave status or veteran status.
Upon request, Anoka-Hennepin will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals (staff, students and their families, and community members) with disabilities so they can participate in the
district’s programs, services and activities. Individuals with disabilities should notify the American with Disabilities Act coordinator or contact their building principal if they have a disability requiring special
assistance or services and, if so, what services are required. This notification should occur as far in advance as possible of the school-sponsored function, program or meeting. Students who are disabled consistent with the definitions set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will be identified, evaluated and provided free and appropriate public education, regardless of the severity of their handicap.
All applicants and employees seeking employment with Anoka-Hennepin, will receive equal opportunities. This applies to all areas of employment including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, facilities, or privileges of employment.
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