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  • UPDATE: Nov. 17, 2015: The Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education on Nov. 17 voted to not change start times for the 2016-17 school year. Read more ...

    UPDATE: Oct. 6, 2015: Saint Paul Public Schools leaders presented their leading recommendation to keep current school start times for the 2016-17 school year. SPPS also presented two alternative options to the Board of Education at the Oct. 6 Committee of the Board meeting. SPPS would like to continue working with Metro Transit for a possible expansion to other schools in the future. Read more...

    UPDATE: Sept. 8, 2015: Johnson Senior High was selected to pilot an 8:30 a.m. start time in fall 2015, with the additional benefit of using Metro Transit to get to and from school. This pilot program is a direct result of feedback received during our Rethinking School Start Times engagement process. Learn more about the program.

    UPDATE: Oct. 14, 2014: The Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to approve the recommendation made to Superintendent Silva by the School Start Times Steering Committee. 

    UPDATE: Oct. 13, 2014: During the 2013-14 school year, a Steering Committee led the process of gathering information and feedback from teachers, students, parents, principals and community programs to make a recommendation about whether or not SPPS should shift secondary schools to later start times.
    Read the Steering Committee's final 2014 Recommendation Report.

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