Background and Purpose

  • In alignment with the Strategic Plan, St. Louis Park Public Schools will complete a School Start/End Times Study during the fall and winter of 2018-19.

    The purpose of the School Start/End Times Study is to determine the optimal schedule to meet the overall health, academic and social/developmental needs of all K-12 students. This work will include recommendations for bus routes and pick-up/drop-off times for all students and will consider the school day as well as before-school and after-school activities and childcare.

    Extensive research, best practices, input from stakeholders, and the parameters of the school district budget will inform the work. Through individual study, small and large group explorations, and discussions, the team will seek consensus and make one or more recommendations to the administration and School Board by March 2019.