Start times will remain the same for elementary schools in Minneapolis next school year, but changes are possible at middle and high schools.
Minneapolis Public Schools announced the results of its parents survey late last week, saying parents overwhelmingly prefer start times between 8 and 8:30 a.m., and dismissal times between 2:30 and 3 p.m.
School start times in Minneapolis vary widely, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
"Although start and dismissal times will remain the same for elementary schools, we are still considering making changes for middle and/or high schools in order to lengthen the school day and offer students more academic options," district officials said on a statement on the district's website.
Over 8,000 parents, students and staff members responded to the district's start time survey.