Robbinsdale Area Schools

School Start Times

The School Board has voted to change school start times.

The Board has been engaged in a comprehensive process to explore the benefits of changing school start times, with the goal to move high schools to a later start time while minimizing additional transportation costs.


The School Board successfully passed school start times scenario six  by a vote of 5-2 on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

The District also received approval from the School Board to get quotes for transportation services. Once this process is complete the District and Board will decide in the spring when the new start times will begin.

Two students work on a laptop

Middle school students work on an assignment in class.

Current start times

The District currently has 124 transportation routes - 86 regular education and 38 special education. In general, routes are split into three tiers:

  1. High school (7:20 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.)
  2. Middle school (8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
  3. Elementary school (9:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.)