Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/17/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Information - Presentations
Type: Info
Subject: 3.1 School Start Times and Multi-Tiered Busing
Strategic Plan 2018-2023:
FINANCIAL - Sustainability
Policy: EEAB - School Bus Scheduling and Routing.pdf
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Provide Background Details and Rationale: On July 25, 2019 the Park Hill School District Board of Education approved Advisory Committee Members and Timeline and Evaluation Criteria for the Implementation of a Multi-Tiered Busing Model to begin in the 2020-2021 School Year.

The School Start Time Advisory Committee met from July 31 through October 2, 2019. The committee used a process to evaluate 32 scenarios with the Board adopted criteria and public feedback.

The committee has made the following recommendation for school start/dismissal times for implementation for the 2020-2021 school year:

Park Hill High School 07:50 AM - 02:58 PM
Park Hill South 07:50 AM - 02:58 PM

Congress Middle School 07:15 AM - 02:10 PM
Lakeview Middle School 07:15 AM - 02:10 PM
Plaza Middle School 07:15 AM - 02:10 PM
Walden Middle School 08:10 AM - 03:05 PM

Chinn Elementary 09:03 AM - 03:53 PM
English Landing Elementary 09:03 AM - 03:53 PM
Graden Elementary 09:10 AM - 04:00 PM
Hawthorn Elementary 09:03 AM - 03:53 PM
Hopewell Elementary 09:10 AM - 04:00 PM
Line Creek Elementary 08:15 AM - 03:05 PM
Prairie Point Elementary 08:15 AM - 03:05 PM
Renner Elementary 08:15 AM - 03:05 PM
Southeast Elementary 09:10 AM - 04:00 PM
Tiffany Ridge Elementary 09:10 AM - 04:00 PM
Union Chapel Elementary 09:10 AM - 04:00 PM

In addition, the committee compiled a list of considerations for the Board of Education and district staff to use during implementation:
Considering aligning all four middle schools to the same start time.
Consider pairing one other middle school with Walden Middle School's start time.

-- Consider moving Walden Middle School's start time earlier.
-- Consider moving middle school start times later than 7:15 AM.
-- Consider adjusting schools with 9:03 AM start times to 9:00 AM.
-- Consider moving elementary school start times earlier.
-- Consider adjusting Hopewell Elementary School's start time earlier.
-- Consider opening elementary schools 30 minutes before their school start time.
-- Consider adjusting school start times to reduce the time gap between feeder schools.
-- Consider switching Line Creek Elementary and Tiffany Ridge Elementary so fewer feeder schools are two hours apart.
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Name of Persons(s) Submitting Agenda Item with Title Dr. Paul Kelly, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Technology
Presenter(s) if Presentation Anticipated Dr. Paul Kelly, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Technology
Recommendation: For informational purposes only.
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Dr. Paul Kelly - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Jeanette Cowherd - Superintendent