Saint Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria S. Silva announced Tuesday at the regular Board of Education meeting that applications for elementary and secondary students will be accepted and considered on time if turned in by March 22, 2011.
The date change allows families to complete the application process following March 15, 2011, when the Board is expected to take action on the Strong Schools, Strong Communities strategic plan.
“We recognize that it is important for many of our families to know the outcome of this important vote before they complete the application process,” Silva said. “This also gives our community more chances to learn about Strong Schools, Strong Community and get any support they may need as the District continues its work of increasing student achievement.”
The District’s Student Placement Center processes about 13,000 on-time applications each year. To get the best chance of securing a spot in their first choice school, families should apply by the March 22, 2011 deadline for PreK, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools. Students who must complete an application include those who are starting PreK, kindergarten, middle or high school, changing schools or are new to SPPS.
For more information about the application process or to apply online, visit the District’s Web site at www.spps.org. The site is also home to detailed information about Strong Schools, Strong Communities.