Start Time Review Continues for 2019-20

School Start/End Time Conversations Continue for 2019-2020 School Year

Updated 5/16/2018

Last school year, the ISD 199 Start and End Time Review Committee determined that more conversation was needed about changing school start and end times at the elementary and secondary levels. The ISD 199 School Board and Superintendent Dave Bernhardson reconvened a committee over the winter to review new information and move forward with a final recommendation by the fall of 2018 to conclude the conversation and determine its impact on the Inver Grove Heights Schools community.

The committee meet four times and listened to more research, reviewed what had been proposed previously, including the implications on the costs of transportation and effects on schedules and events, and determined two possible options that met their decision-making criteria.

An overview of the information was shared on May 15 at a community meeting, and community members can click here to view the community meeting presentation.

Following the community meeting on May 15 and gathering additional feedback, the School Start and End Time Review Committee and School Board will make a decision on what is in the best interest of students across the district. It is anticipated that a decision will be made early this fall with a Transition Plan to be developed should the “flipped” option be selected.