Election districts modified

The Elk River Area School Board approved a slight modification of Election Districts 1 and 2 at a special business meeting Monday, April 30.

The vote came after a legal hearing in which no input was received from the public.

Redistricting takes place after every federal census. By statute, election districts “must be as equal in population as practicable and must be composed of compact, contiguous territory.”

The approval brings the two districts, more commonly referred to by their geographic north and south names, closer together in terms of populations. The change expands District 1 slightly south to include Nowthen.

School board at-large directors are not affected by the modified redistricting.

The new school board district map is available on the ISD 728 website at www.elkriver.k12.mn.us/schoolboard.