School Year Will End a Day Earlier than Expected for Stillwater Area Public Schools

Parents take note (and arrange for childcare, if needed): Students last day of school will come one day earlier than expected in Stillwater Public Schools this year.

The Stillwater Area Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday approved a shortened calendar for students, moving the last day of school for students from Thursday, June 1 to Wednesday, May 31.

The change is so more than 200 school staff members have more time to move between — and within — school buildings before next school year.

The calendar change comes as the district looks to close Marine, Withrow and Oak Park elementary schools, boundary changes, construction, transition students from a junior high to middle school model and change the high school from a 10-12 to a 9-12 building.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has not yet ruled on the appeal of school closures.

The shortened school year “will allow more time for the packing and moving of furniture, equipment and materials into new spaces throughout the summer,” according to a post on the district’s website.

Here’s an email sent to school staff last week:

This post will be updated soon with more information from the school board discussion last week prior to approving the shortened school year.

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