Start Time Review

ISD 199 Releases Smooth Transitions Plan
for 2019-2020 School Year
Posted 02/27/2019

In October 2018, the Inver Grove Heights School Board approved the proposed revised school start times. The approval followed a process that was carried out over two school years. Beginning in the fall of 2019, elementary schools will run from 7:50 AM to 2:30 PM. Secondary schools, middle and high school, will run from 8:30 AM to 3:20 PM.

Smooth Transitions is the district plan that responds to family questions about school start and end times, what student schedules will look like, and how the change will impact students and families at various levels.

School and district administration worked to develop a plan that supports a positive change as school begins in the fall of 2019 with new school start and end times.

Please visit for the 2019-2020 Family Smooth Transitions Plan.

Thank you for your attention to the change in school start and end times being undertaken by the district. The information included in the Smooth Transitions Plan is intended to answer immediate questions. As plans continue to be made, information will be available in updated handbooks, on the district website, through transportation via bus schedules, and directly from your school. The district will keep all staff, coaches, and advisors informed of plans through internal communication. We are confident that planning will support a smooth transition to the start of the 2019-20 school year.