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Public Input Opportunities for School Start-End Times Study

As Park Spanish Immersion School moves to the Cedar Manor School Site in the Fall of 2019 and research continues to show the connection between student academic achievement and sleep, St. Louis Park Public Schools is currently studying start times across the district.

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR INPUT IN JANUARY: “What should the team consider as they develop the school start-end time recommendations?” Share your thoughts…

General Meeting with Facebook Live
Thursday, January 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | High School Room C350

School Board Listening Session
Saturday, January 19 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | District Office, 6311 Wayzata Blvd., SLP

Twitter Town Hall – An Online Discussion
Tuesday, January 29 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Provide input and ask questions about the School Start-End Times Study from the comfort of your living room. Send a tweet to @SLPublicschools using the hashtag #SLPstarttimes and a representative from the District will respond.

Participate in a Thoughtexchange – A NEW Community Engagement Opportunity
January 14-25 – The exchange is open for input on the School Start-End Times Study

Thoughtexchange allows stakeholders to share thoughts, feedback, and ideas in an open-ended, confidential, and easy-to-use digital environment. Links will be sent to parents and staff inviting participation and will also be available on the District website.

The District launched the 2019 School Start-End Times Study in November with a Project Team that includes students, parents, teachers, staff, principals, administrators and transportation consultants. The group is charged with determining 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.

For more information about the School Start-End Times Study, go online to www.bit.ly/SLPStartTimes.