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St. Louis Park Public Schools begin search for interim principal

Superintendent Astein Osei speaks June 6 at Park's 2019 Graduation. Osei announced in 6425 News May 1 that St. Louis Park Public Schools would begin the search for an interim principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Prior to this announcement, the candidates had participated in two rounds of virtual interviews with stakeholders.

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

May 1, 2020

After several rounds of virtual interviews for the next Park principal, Superintendent Astein Osei decided not to move forward with any of the candidates. Over the next few weeks, Osei will begin the search for an interim principal for the 2020-2021 school year, according to 6425 News May 1.  "Afte...

Second round of principal interviews commence

Principal Scott Meyers announced his resignation in February and St. Louis Park Public Schools is now moving into the second round of virtual interviews which are scheduled for April 28. To participate in the interviews, contact executive assistant to the superintendent Flower Krutina at or by phone at 952-928-6001.

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

April 23, 2020

With Principal Scott Meyers having announcing his resignation in February, the administration has been conducting interviews with stakeholders, according to 6425 News. “The search continues for the next St. Louis Park High School Principal. More than 50 St. Louis Park Public Schools stakeholders part...

District pursues plans for COVID-19

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. A light switch is disinfected March 10.

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers

March 13, 2020

This story is accurate as of 12:55 p.m. March 13. As COVID-19 continues its spread, Superintendent Astein Osei said the district persists with its planning, including daily disinfecting by custodians, limiting volunteers in buildings and barcoding Chromebooks for student use. “We're doing a lot...

St. Louis Park Public Schools communicates regarding COVID-19

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. A doorknob is sanitized by a disinfecting wipe. The district has cancelled all after-school events and field trips in response to COVID-19.

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

March 13, 2020

In an online announcement March 12, Superintendent Astein Osei said the district is following information released by the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education. On March 12, the Minnesota Department of Health released a report encouraging schools to not cancel yet because of COVID-19. St....

SOAR discusses racial, cultural issues

Director of assessment, evaluation and research Silvy Un Lafayette and junior Helen Tefera listen to junior Iqra Abdi share her opinion during the SOAR meeting Feb. 24. SOAR met with the superintendent and his administration to discuss issues surrounding race in the district as a whole.

Grace Schultz and Ryan Barnett

February 29, 2020

While reflecting on the meetings conclusions senior Zoe Younger said she is optimistic for change to be seen in the curriculum after hearing her peers’ testimonials. “The experiences of multilingual students was super eye-opening, for cabinet members and students alike,” Younger said. “I feel lik...

Schedule options presented to community

Assistant principal Jessica Busse and executive assistant to the superintendent Flower Krutina present the new schedule options for the 2021-22 school year during third lunch Feb. 24. Students who vote on which option they’d prefer on Instagram or the survey will be entered to win gift cards.

Marta Hill, Kaia Myers, and Isabel Kjaer

February 27, 2020

With new start and end time being implemented in the 2020-21 school year, executive assistant to the superintendent, Flower Krutina said a task force has formed to look into a new schedule for the high school. “We’ve been meeting for a while now. It’s made up of students, teachers, staff, communit...

Scheduling change necessary

Scheduling change necessary

Tobias Khabie

February 6, 2020

According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the district has initiated conversation to change the schedule for the high school. While changes are not guaranteed to happen, the fact that these discussions are taking place is a great sign. Osei said the district looked at a variety of elements, such as ...

Potential scheduling alterations under discussion

Art by Emmy Pearson. In response to the start-time change for the 2020-21 school year, a task force of students, teachers, parents, and community members has been created to consider changing the high school schedule for the 2021-22 school year. The task force is debating other systems such as block scheduling.

Ruthie Posada

January 30, 2020

As a result of the decision made to change the start time for the 2020-21 school year, Superintendent Astein Osei said the school began to weigh in other logistics, such as changing the high school schedule for the 2021-22 school year. “Right now we're going through a process, really from elementa...

Superintendent meets with Student Advisory Council

Senior Jordyn Turek and sophomore Amal Abdi attend the District Student Advisory Council held Jan. 16.

Ryan Barnett

January 23, 2020

After attending Superintendent Astein Osei’s District Student Advisory Council meeting Jan. 16, senior Jordyn Turek said she was happy with the outcome of the discussion. “The meeting went really well. We always have a lot to talk about and discuss,” Turek said. “Mr. Osei is really good a...

District hours under review

A St. Louis Park parent asks a question regarding the time change for schools in the St. Louis Park School District during an informational meeting Feb. 21. According to superintendent Astein Osei, the school board will likely make the final decision in March.

Noah Orloff and Gabriel Kaplan

February 26, 2019

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

Junior Jordyn Turek writes down her opinions about the school starting time. The youth Panel met during the day Jan. 16 at SLP high school.

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga

January 23, 2019

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...

District prepares for extensive updates

Superintendent Astein Osei speaks in front of school board members Sept. 25. Osei spoke about the $100.9 million referendum and other topics relating to the Park school district.

Mimi Fhima

November 9, 2017

After 18 out of 19 precincts reported in on election night Nov. 7, District Superintendent Astein Osei said he felt a feeling of immense gratitude toward Park community members. According to the school district, the operating levy was approved for renewal 85-15 percent and the referendum was passed 81-19 percent. The opera...

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