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. On Dec. 7, 2020, the Board voted to change start times and is determining which school year the change should be implemented.

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School Start Times Panel Discussion

The Robbinsdale Area Schools community was invited to hear perspectives from other districts that changed school start times. Participating districts included Anoka-Hennepin Schools, Edina Public Schools, St. Louis Park Public Schools and St. Paul Public Schools.

The virtual event was held Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Join our Parent and Community Engagement Subcommittee

The District has developed a Steering Committee to make recommendations to the School Board for a successful implementation. Part of this work includes a Parent and Community Engagement subcommittee that will be holding four virtual conversations.

The subcommittee will meet virtually from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, March 10, March 17 and March 23. All are invited to attend one or more of these conversations. Zoom links for each meeting will be posted on the District calendar.

If you're interested in joining the subcommittee, please complete the form below.


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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.)