Edina School Board delays early start date to 2014

9:57 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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EDINA, Minn. - The Edina school board has approved a plan that would move the first day of the school before Labor Day, but the plan will not be put in place until the 2014-2015 school year.

The board voted on Monday night on a controversial plan to start school one week early, in late August, before Labor Day, in an effort to add five more learning days in the classroom.

Minnesota law mandates school start after Labor Day, but school districts like Edina can apply for a waiver.

Board officials say Monday night's decision could be revisited prior to the fall of 2014.

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