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Fayette high school start times changed

There has been a change in the starting time for Fayette County high schools. Beginning Monday, Aug. 23 the school day will begin at 8:40 a.m., the same as last year. The end time remains at 3:20 p.m.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisabch Wednesday said high school students will no longer arrive at school 15 minutes early effective Monday, August 23.

This change will not require any adjustments to the bus schedule. Buses will arrive at stops at the same time that was set at the beginning of the school year, Berry-Dreisbach said.

Students are being notified of this change by daily morning announcements made by the principal and messages posted on each school’s marquee. Parents are also being informed through Infinite Campus messages, said Berry-Dreisbach.

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This is crazy to have this much change WITHOUT ANY EXPLANATION for the school starting times. Wasn't this project to add a 7th period adequately conceived? The community deserves an explanation.

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Git Real's picture

I don't know about the 7th period thing. But I can tell you that by once again staggering the school start times it should give some relief to what has become some very horrendous traffic that became the result of same-time school start times. Just sayin'........

<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

Now that the high school start time is back to 8:40am some high schools are going to 2 lunch periods only. This should get interesting. How will they fit in the cafeteria & if they wanted hot lunch - will they get food?

Why so much need for 15 extra minutes of instruction for a few kids?

Git Real's picture

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Why so much need for 15 extra minutes of instruction for a few kids?[/quote]

I really don't know. Who in their right mind can explain this school board? Or who can explain our judicial issues locally. For the life of me I am unable to understand politicians from top to bottom these day.

<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

Good Lord, let the Principals & staff handle it--that's what they get paid for!

If you want to know why the times were moved back - go read the Fayette Daily News, they have a report from the BoE meeting last Tues night. The Board was not in on the original decision to move the time up, so they of course, can be off the hook. Looks like Sam Sweat was in the hot seat on this one.

Braveswin's picture

>> School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisabch Wednesday said high school students will no longer arrive at school 15 minutes early effective Monday, August 23.

Melinda, what are you trying to say here?

High school students won't be REQUIRED to arrive 15 minutes early?

The buses won't bring students to the school 15 minutes early?

Students won't be ALLOWED to arrive 15 minutes early?

If you're the spokesperson for the largest employer in Fayette County, how about stringing together a complete and coherent sentence or two so that people understand what you're trying to say? Think about your audience and what points you're trying to convey.

Intelligent and clear paragraphs are not taught any longer!

I would "assume" they meant the former schedule was bringing them in early, but no longer due to the schedule change.

I don't think kids are prohibited from arriving early on their own if they wish and the doors are open.

So let me get this straight: The busses were supposedly adjusted for the new opening time at the beginning of the year. Now we're saying we're going BACK to the old opening time, yet the bus schedule will NOT be adjusted? Doesn't that seem like an opportunity for:

- MORE idle time before school opens since they will all be there 15 minutes sooner an waiting for "first bell"

- LESS sleep time, only to be filled with above

- LESS time to convince them to eat something, only to be filled with idle time

If the schedule slips 15 minutes, then it should ALL slip. Having the kids simply sit in the lunch room for 15 minutes more is not an adequte solution to this wildly fluctuating schedule! You created the mess, don't make the kids sit around because of it, that is absolutley discrediting their time.

Does the STAFF still have to report at the earlier time now too? If not, it is a FOUL not to adjust the transportation schedule accordingly as well. Just because they are teens doesn't mean their time is not vaulable as well.

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