School Start Time Change
The White Bear Lake Area School District is currently considering a proposal related to school start and dismissal times to be implemented in the fall of 2021-22.
Key factors of the proposal include:
- The recommendation aligns with the District’s Strategic Plan.
- The proposed change aligns with research on adolescent sleep.
- The proposed change is consistent with a commitment the District made to the City of White Bear Lake and current WBLAHS - North Campus neighborhood residents to prioritize the mitigation of traffic impact.
- The proposed change would allow the District to run a more efficient, three-tiered transportation system.
- What would the new school start/dismissal times be?
- Why is the district considering this change?
- How will this change affect elementary students?
- How will this affect elementary activities?
- How will this affect middle school and high school students?
- How will this affect middle school activities?
- How will this affect high school activities?
- How will this affect family schedules?
- How early will students be waiting at a bus stop?
- Why is the Matoska schedule different?
- What is the budgetary impact of this change?
- Did the district explore other options so all schools could start after 8 a.m.?
- What before and after school childcare options will be available for elementary students?
- What other Minnesota school districts have changed school start times in previous years?
- What professional organizations have endorsed later school start times for middle and high school students?
- Why now rather than when the high school is unified?
- What will be the timeline for this change?
- What are some examples of research that has been referenced?
- How can I learn more or ask questions?