Edina Schools consider starting school year earlier

3:49 PM, Jan 23, 2013   |    comments
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EDINA, Minn. - Students in the Edina School District could be kicking off the school year before Labor Day starting this fall.

Administrators discussed the plan at an Edina School Board meeting on Wednesday. The plan would move the first day of classes to the week before Labor Day and eliminate the last week of school.

Administrators will make a recommendation to the board which will then vote on the plan next Monday.

"I think what we are looking for is how we can help students with the learning process," said Dr. Ric Dressen, Edina Schools Superintendent. "That's really what we want to take advantage of, that week at the beginning of the year versus the last week which runs into the middle of June."

Dressing says kids are more eager to get back into the swing of things in the fall. He also says it also gives teachers five extra days that fall prior to standardized testing done each year.

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