Bell Time Changes

We wanted to bring to your attention that next year, for the 2020-2021 school year, Kenwood will have new school start and end times of 9:30am - 4:00pm. 
At their November 10, 2020 meeting, the MPS Board of Education voted to approve the proposed bell time schedule beginning school year 2021-22. The Board of Education is confident the approved schedule can meet the goals of:
  • Increasing participation in after-school programming particularly for those schools with a higher concentration of families receiving educational benefits as this has been shown to have a direct correlation to student achievement and sense of belonging.
  • Reducing transportation costs so that savings can be reinvested into the classroom.
  • Improving on-time arrivals at schools.
As you know, the Minneapolis Board of Education voted to approve this bell time schedule in order to increase participation in afterschool programs, reduce transportation costs and improve on-time arrivals.