Hearing set on transferring parcels between two area school districts

Move affects boundary of ISD 834, ISD 833  in Woodbury’s Dancing Waters subdivision

A petition from Pulte Homes to detach and annex a number of parcels in Woodbury to and from school districts in a planned neighborhood that is split between two school districts will be subject to an Oct 16 public hearing before the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

The public hearing on Pulte Homes’ request was set by the board Tuesday.

The parcels in question are in the newly platted Dancing Waters 11th Addition subdivision in the northeast corner of Woodbury, bordered by Settlers Ridge Parkway on the west and Conifer Pass on the north.

The new subdivision does not follow the line of the existing border between Stillwater Area Public Schools District 834 and South Washington County School District 833. The county approved a boundary change in 2003 based on concept drawings for this development. Since then, minor changes have occurred in the layout of the subdivision and further boundary changes are needed.

Pulte Homes of Minnesota has worked with both school districts to create a new school district boundary through portions of the subdivision. Pulte Homes has submitted a petition for the annexation and detachment of the parcels according to state law, and both school districts have agreed to the proposed detachment and annexation of the parcels.