Message fromSuperintendent Johnson Regarding 2012-13 School Year
Monday, February 20, 2012 3:20 PM


Message from Bernadeia H. Johnson, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Regarding 2012-13 school Year



Dear Families:


I am writing to provide additional information about the proposed 2012-13 school year calendar. On February 14, the Minneapolis Board of Education received a recommendation on my behalf regarding the 2012-13 school year calendar. The recommendation includes a proposal to have two different school start dates for two different groups of schools. For Anishinabe, Bancroft, Bethune, Broadway, Cityview, Edison, Folwell (program moved from current Ramsey site), Green Central, Hall, Hmong International Academy, Lucy Laney, North, Olson, Pratt, Sheridan and Wellstone, we are recommending that students in grades 1-12 would begin the school year on Monday, August 20, adding nine days to the calendar. The rest of the school district would begin the school year on Monday, August 27, adding four days to the calendar.


We know that changes to the school calendar have an impact on you and your family. The development of the calendar was informed by parent and staff surveys as well as a representative committee of administrators, teachers and parents who shared their suggestions and recommendations.  We need your support and partnership to put this strategy in place. Please check the Minneapolis Public Schools website here for additional information and proposed clanedars. 


The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the calendar recommendation at its meeting on February 28, which will take place at 6 p.m. in the Assembly Room at 807 NE Broadway in Minneapolis. To learn more about the recommended calendar or provide feedback, please contact Minneapolis Public Schools at 612.668.0000 or Thank you for your continued engagement in your child’s education.