06-16-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #13


Title
Change in School Start Times for High School and Middle School for 2009-2010 School Year

Discussion

High school start time will change from current opening time of 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and middle school start time will change from current opening time of 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  As a result of the change in opening time, dismissal time will be pushed back by 15 minutes at high schools and middle schools.  Under the recommended time change, high school dismissal will be at 3:30 p.m. and middle school dismissal will be at 4:15 p.m.

The recommended changes in school start times for high schools and middle schools allows the district to optimize the number of buses that serve all three school levels each day.  The change thus eliminates some bus routes and 28 bus driver positions.  The anticipated savings to the Operating Fund is $1.121 million.



Recommendation
Approve the change of start times for high schools and middle schools effective with the opening of school year 2009-2010.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 6/16/2009

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, x600