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2024-25 School Start Time Project

Students arriving to school on a bus.

The idea of changing school start times has been a topic of discussion in the district for many years. It can be a very difficult process to change practices that have been in place for years, but the research related to school start times consistently shows significant positive impacts of later start times for high school students. In an attempt to align with brain research and consider ways to support our students even more, we felt now was the right time to explore options and make a change.

As a result, we we are adjusting the start times for all levels (shown to the right) and these changes will go into effect for the 2024-25 school year. This new schedule was developed from a wide array of input from students, staff, families and the community. There were two community focus group meetings and a staff survey, as well as multiple touchpoints with staff and students.

The new school start time model also helps us to be more efficient and will require us to operate less buses to get students to and from school each day. These changes will help with driver shortages and allow our transportation department the ability to serve students and families better.

2024-25 Start/End Times

Preschool AM: 8:30-11:15
Preschool PM: 12:15-3:00

Elementary: 8:05-2:45

High School: 8:35-3:20

Middle School: 9:05-3:50

Dec. 14 Board of Education Presentation

School Start Time FAQ