Local Districts Back To School 19 Aug 13

While the majority of Minnesota schools still wait until after Labor Day for the new school year to begin, for many local-area students classes get underway today (MON). A coalition of more than 2-dozen schools across southwestern Minnesota has been starting the school year early for several years now in an effort to improve student performance and test scores. The districts have been pooling their resources over the past few years as well. Some of those that are starting the new school year today include: Comfrey, Milroy, Mountain Lake, Redwood Area, Sleepy Eye, Springfield, Tracy and Westbrook-Walnut Grove.