Cville Schools Consider Starting, Ending at New Times
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Charlottesville school schedules could change for the first time in decades. The school system is developing new start and end times for all city schools.
Right now, the proposal would move up the start of classes for elementary school students by 40 minutes - Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School would start 40 minutes later than they do now. At Charlottesville High School, classes would begin five minutes later.
The school system says requests from parents prompted the schedule review.
“They're advocating for their children and what they see right when the kids wake up and whether it's too early or too late and listening to them. Hopefully, together we'll make a decision that will be effective for school learning,” said James Henderson, assistant superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools.
The time students spend in school each day would only change at the elementary level.
The school system is collecting feedback on the proposed changes. If you would like to submit comments, please email James Henderson, by March 28.
There is no timeline yet as to when a decision will be made.
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