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SLP School Board Weighing Academic Calendars

The draft calendars include post-Labor Day starts, but vary significantly in the length of Winter Break and the end of the school year.

The St. Louis Park School Board will be taking action on academic calendars for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years during its regularly scheduled Feb. 11 meeting.

District administrators offered two draft calendars during the Board's Jan. 28 meeting, with both options including a post-Labor Day start. That said, the calendars 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. 8 in order to be shared with the School Board in advance of the meeting.

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