The morning bells will ring at different times for schools in Academy School District 20 next year. The district says the new schedule will streamline transportation and help students focus.
All traditional high schools will start at 7:45 a.m. instead of the current start times, which are as early as 7:05 a.m. Elementary schools will start no later than 8:45 a.m. and those students will be home by 4:30 p.m.
The district says the later start time is expected to improve attendance and focus among the high school students.
The schedule changes are also designed to reduce the number of transportation tiers from four to three. That reduction means the middle school and high school students in some areas will ride the same bus.
“Many in our community have long been concerned about how early our high schools start,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Hatchell. “A recent task force studied our transportation services and did recommend that start times be changed if transportation efficiencies could be gained.”
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