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School Board passes time changes

School Board passes time changes

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

April 22, 2019


Filed under News

To give families time to prepare for the time changes, School Board vice chair Mary Tomback said at the School Board meeting April 8 the school district will wait an additional year before implementing the new times. “We are recommending a change for very good reasons, but we have to delay that...

2020 start time may impact sports teams

2020 start time may impact sports teams

Sophie Olmen

April 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

With the new change in school district start times, sophomore Ryan Barnett said he feels a range of emotions. “I have mixed feelings about it. I think it’ll be good for the middle schoolers so they don’t have to wake up too early but I feel like it’ll create a lot of conflicts for sports and...

Change in start times improves health, safety

Change in start times improves health, safety

Maddie Schutte

April 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The city of St. Louis Park School Board’s vote on updating the school start times will accommodate for all student’s health and overall well-being in the district. The School Board agreed to put a plan into action which will have the elementary schools start at 7:45 a.m., the middle school star...

District hours under review

District hours under review

Noah Orloff and Gabriel Kaplan

February 26, 2019


Filed under News

The St. Louis Park School Board is actively working on gathering community input on potentially changing start and end times throughout the district in order to address issues with sleep and transportation, according to Park superintendent Astein Osei. “Currently, we are in the feedback stage of the proc...

Superintendent requests youth input

Superintendent requests youth input

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga

January 23, 2019


Filed under News

St. Louis Park superintendent Astein Osei led a meeting with the Student Leadership Advisory Council to hear student perspectives on school start and end times, according to council member, senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney. “This meeting specifically we were looking at the work that is being done at...

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