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    Bell Times Task Force Issues Recommendations to Superintendent
    Posted on 07/28/2015
    Second graders arrive at schoolThe district's Bell Time Task Force, convened for the purpose of studying the feasibility of a district-wide school start time change for the 2016-17 school year, has released its Bell Time Analysis Task Force Recommendation Report to the Superintendent.

    The recommendations will not affect 2015-16 school year. School start times for the 2015-16 school year can be found here.

    Task Force Recommendations

    In the report, the task force recommends flipping school start times beginning September 2016 for all high schools with most elementary schools to allow high school students to start and end school later than the current schedule. Elementary schools will then start sooner than the current schedule.

    • High School Bell Time Recommendations
      The modified flip option recommended by the task force calls for high schools to be in session from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
    • Elementary School Bell Time Recommendations
      Most elementary schools would run from 8 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. while a few elementary schools (which have not been identified) would be in session from 8:50 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Middle School and K-8 School Bell Time Recommendations
      In this recommendation, all middle and K-8 schools would run from 9:40 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. 

    Feedback and Analysis Process

    The report is one step in a multilayer process involving the district and community. The superintendent will use this report along with community feedback and analysis of operational impacts to inform his own recommendation to the school board in October 2015.

    Upcoming Community Meetings

    The Superintendent will hold additional community meetings in late September and early October on his recommendation, offering families and community additional opportunities to share their input. To see times and dates for the community meetings meetings, please visit the Bell Time webpage.

    Click here to read more about the Bell Time Analysis Task Force Recommendation Report to the Superintendent.