St Paul MN Schools Considering Changing Start Times

It’s the middle of August, which means school is starting soon for many students in Minnesota.

The big talk in the St. Paul School District right now is a proposal to push back the start of the school day for secondary students. The district is having a meeting Monday night to hear what people think about the plan.

This proposal isn’t just about pushing back start times, for some students it could also mean an earlier start. Changing the start times would have a district-wide impact from elementary to high schoolers.

Monday night is the public’s opportunity to weigh in on the pros and cons before school leaders make any decisions. The St. Paul School District is considering pushing the high school start time back an hour and moving the elementary start times up. Officials said high school students would start their day at about 8:30 a.m. and some elementary school students would start at 7:30 a.m. That’s two hours earlier than normal for elementary school students.

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