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School Start and Dismissal Times: Comparison Overview

Beginning with 2018-2019 school year, all schools will start between 8 and 9:25 a.m. Learn more about the Board of Education’s decision regarding School Start and Dismissal Times.

Start Times and Delivery Windows

Model One Model Two Model Three Model Four
School Level Delivery Window Bell Time Window Delivery Window Bell Time Window Delivery Window Bell Time Window Delivery Window Bell Time Window
High Schools 15 min. 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Middle Schools 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM 15 min. 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM
Elementary Schools 15 min.
  • 7:30 AM – 2:15 PM
  • 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM
15 min.
  • 7:30 AM – 2:15 PM
  • 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM
15 min.
  • 7:45 AM – 2:30 PM
  • 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
15 min.
  • 7:45 AM – 2:30 PM
  • 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Cedar Lane 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM
Homewood 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM 15 min. 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Number of Buses Required

Current Model Model One Model Two Model Three Model Four
# General Buses 327 342 327 396 362
# Specialized Buses 126 127 128 127 127
Total Buses 453 469 455 523 489

Projected Cost Increases

Model One Model Two Model Three Model Four
General Bus Fleet $930,000 $0 – No impact $4,428,000 $2,170,000
Specialized Bus Fleet $80,000 $160,000 $80,000 $80,000
Administration $71,804 $71,804 $107,706 $71,804
Routing Software $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
Validation Routing $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000
Cost Analysis Reserve $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Projected Cost Increase $1,781,804 $931,804 $5,315,706 $3,021,804