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Start and Dismissal Times: Model Four

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.

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Key Features

Elementary schools have the earliest start times at 7:45 AM and 8:15 AM. Middle schools have the latest start time of 9:15 AM.

Start Times and Delivery Windows

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

Number of Buses Required

Number of Trips / Bus # General Buses # Specialized Buses Total Buses
Grand Total 362 127 489

Projected Cost Increase – $3,021,804

*Validation routing is a practice run with actual buses during the scheduled times for each bus route using a selected model.

**Cost analysis reserve are funds set aside should additional buses be needed after validation routing is complete.