Notice is hereby given that affidavits of candidacy may be filed in the office of the city clerk, located at St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Boulevard, for School Board. The candidate filing period for the four available School Board seats is July 30-August 13.
Children First Executive Director Karen Atkinson recently announced her retirement after 25 years of service. “While I am retiring from Children First, I am excited and looking forward to the next adventure in my journey,” said Atkinson. In 1994, the Children First Founding Partners hired Atkinson to lead the way in developing a community-wide initiative to help all St. Louis Park youth thrive. Under Atkinson’s skillful leadership a platform was created for all adults to be involved in the healthy development of children by being trained as Children First (Asset) Champions.
St. Louis Park Public Schools is pleased to announce that Dr. Silvy Un Lafayette will join the school district as the new Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation beginning July 2019. “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Lafayette to the St. Louis Park Public Schools team,” said Superintendent Astein Osei. “She has the capacity to influence the work we are doing which will help accelerate us to our desired future."
Are you a stakeholder of St. Louis Park Public Schools who is looking to make a difference and be involved in the school district? The District is currently accepting applications from stakeholders for the Financial Advisory and Wellness Policy committees.
Members of the Park Spanish Immersion School community gathered at the Central Community Center location on Monday, May 20 for a Farewell Open House Celebration. Current students gave tours to attendees, and the program featured several speakers including current Principal Dr. Corey Maslowski, Mayor Jake Spano, School Board Chair Nancy Gores, Superintendent Astein Osei, and current PTO Co-Chair Karen McCarren.
The School Board for St. Louis Park Public Schools voted in three motions to change the school start and end times for students beginning in the 2020-21 school year. The School Board voted unanimously to move forward with the Triangle Option which calls for a three-tier system (Tier 1 – Elementary Schools; Tier 2 – High School; and Tier 3 – Middle School).
A number of construction projects are scheduled to take place during the Spring and Summer months of 2019 related to the bond referendum that was passed in November of 2017. District buildings where construction will take place this Spring and Summer include the High School, Middle School, Aquila Elementary School and Cedar Manor/Park Spanish Immersion School.
Information regarding free and reduced meal applications is now available online. An informational packet and application is also being mailed to all families the week of August 20, 2018.