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School Board Delays Calendar Decision Until Later this Month

The SLP School Board will be accepting input from the public regarding the calendars through Feb. 22.

The St. Louis Park School Board's planned action regarding the district's academic calendars for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years has been pushed back two weeks.

Board members were set to vote on the two draft calendars during its Feb. 11 meeting, but the district opted to push that decision back to Feb. 25 and accept feedback from members of the public through Feb. 22.

District administrators offered two draft calendars during the Board's Jan. 28 meeting, with both options including a post-Labor Day start. The calendars do vary significantly in terms of the length of Winter Break and the end of the school year.

The options are as follows:

2013-14 Option One

  • School Starts Grades 1-12 – Sept. 3, 2013 
  • School Starts Kindergarten – Sept. 5, 2013 
  • Education Minnesota Break (MEA) – Oct. 17-18, 2013 
  • Winter Break – Dec. 23, 2013-Jan. 3, 2014 
  • Spring Break – Mar. 31-Apr. 4, 2014 
  • Last Day of School – June 10, 2014  

2013-14 Option Two

  • School Starts Grades 1-12 – Sept. 3, 2013 
  • School Starts Kindergarten – Sept. 5, 2013 
  • Education Minnesota Break (MEA) – Oct. 17-18, 2013 
  • Winter Break – Dec. 23, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014 
  • Spring Break – Mar. 24-28, 2014 
  • Last Day of School – June 6, 2014 

2013-14 Late Start/Early Release Dates 

  • Proposed dates are the same for both calendar versions. 
  • Early Release = Sept. 27, Dec. 6, Feb. 14 and Apr. 25 
  • Late Start = Oct. 21, Jan. 27, Mar. 17 and May 19 

2014-15 Option One

  • School Starts Grades 1-12 – Sept. 2, 2014 
  • School Starts Kindergarten – Sept. 4, 2014 
  • Education Minnesota Break (MEA) – Oct. 16-17, 2014 
  • Winter Break – Dec. 22, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015 
  • Spring Break – Mar. 30-Apr. 3, 2015 
  • Last Day of School – June 8, 2015 

2014-15 Option Two

  • School Starts Grades 1-12 – Sept. 2, 2014 
  • School Starts Kindergarten – Sept. 4, 2014 
  • Education Minnesota Break (MEA) – Oct. 16-17, 2014 
  • Winter Break – Dec. 24, 2013-Jan. 2, 2015 
  • Spring Break – Mar. 30-Apr. 3, 2015 
  • Last Day of School – June 5, 2015 

2014-15 Late Start/Early Release Dates 

  • Proposed dates are the same for both calendar versions. 
  • Early Release = Sept. 26, Dec. 5, Feb. 13 and Apr. 24 
  • Late Start = Oct. 20, Jan. 26, Mar. 23 and May 18

Parents interested in sharing their thoughts regarding the proposed calendars prior to the meeting can either email calendarinput@slpschools.org or call 952-928-6064. All input needs to be received prior to Feb. 22 in order to be shared with the School Board in advance of the meeting.

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