School Start Time Evaluation
The Mahtomedi School Board is discussing adjusting school start times to improve student health and academic outcomes based on research that supports later school start times for middle and high school students.
The PTO is providing this information to help inform parents about this potential change as part of our mission to “provide a forum to communicate district policies and decisions.” The PTO is not a political organization and does not have a position on this topic. Below you will find opportunities to learn more about the evaluation. We have also provided contact information for Superintendent Larson and the school board members so you can ask questions and provide feedback.
Reports and information about the Mahtomedi school start time evaluation from the school board.
School Start Times Study Information and Listening Sessions
Information about the school board's activities around investigation of school start times and the community listening sessions held in October and November 2017.
School Start Times Executive Summary
School start time report drafted by Superintendent Larson. Reviewed at the August 31, 2017 school board meeting.
School Start Time Scenarios - Transportation Costs
Reviews five scenarios for different school start times and the financial impacts of the proposed changes. Financial impacts are based on changes in transportation costs. Reviewed at the September 28, 2017 school board meeting.
PTO Parent Connect Meeting
Dr. Larson spoke at the October 5, 2017 Parent Connect meeting about the school start time evaluation and took questions and comments from the audience.
- School Start Time Parent Connect Presentation
View slides and listen to an audio recording from the October 5, 2017 PTO Parent Connect meeting.
School Board Meetings
School board meetings are conducted in public at the District Education Center. Public participation is welcome at the scheduled time on the agenda for regular meetings. View meeting agendas and information about public participation in board meetings.
Parents are also welcome to reach out to Superintendent Larson and/or school board members with questions and/or comments on the school start time evaluation.