The Wichita Public Schools Board of Education is considering changing start and end times for schools during the 2017-18 school year. A final decision could be made at the Board’s June 5 meeting.

The Wichita Public Schools Board of Education will be hosting a meeting on Monday, June 5, and the potential of changing school start and ends will be discussed.

The proposed time changes would be:

7 a.m. start schools — 6:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
8 a.m. start schools — 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
9 a.m. start schools — 8:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

With the start and end times changing, this would not have an effect on the 2017-18 school year calendar.

Superintendent John Allison said,

We looked at a number of possible scenarios to adjust the schedule for next year. Based on the feedback we received, adjusting the school day by ten minutes is a solution that meets in the middle of the survey results, meets state attendance requirements, and doesn’t increase transportation costs.”

A survey was taken by teachers, parents, and students, and you can view the results here.

What do you think of the new school start and end times? Will this potential change have an effect on your child’s school? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Featured image courtesy of Wichita Public Schools (Facebook).

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