Bell Time Update

bell time changesSeattle Public Schools has been analyzing start times across the district since mid-2014 for Elementary, Middle and High School groups, to determine whether or not it is warranted to change start times for Middle & High School based on data suggesting that later start times allow for a better learning experience. Their determination is that it is warranted; the discussion now is exactly how to implement a later start time, and how that change impacts elementary education.

The School board operation committee voted to have the transportation service standards go to the full board – including – the Superintendent’s recommendation on Bell Times. This means, voting on Bell Times will be included in the agenda for October 21 and voted on, November 4.

To stay informed, please visit this link: [Mask with Elementary PTA Engagement re: Bell Times]

To see what time SPS has assigned for your school, look here: [Mask as Proposed Bell Times]

You can send feedback until November 2nd to and include the following emails as well: Pegi McEvoy, Assistant Superintendent, Operations Kathy Katterhagen, Director of Logistics Sam Markert, Project Manager


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