The Alton School District has released its proposed start and end times at each level as it heads toward implementation of a new "paired schools" plan.  In order to successfully implement the paired school plan for elementary buildings, a change in school start and end times was required to accommodate the district’s bus transportation schedule. 

Alton School Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Spells tells The Big Z as with any change, it will take some getting used to.

Click here for Spells' comments

Under the plan the schools would be paired as follows:  Lewis and Clark with North, Gilson Brown with West, and Lovejoy and Eunice Smith with East.  The district expects a minimum cost savings of $560,000 annually under the new alignment. 

 

PROPOSED START AND END TIMES FOR 2016-17

 

 

 

SCHOOL/LEVEL

START

END

CHANGE IN MINUTES

AHS

8:45

3:15

0

AMS

8:45

3:15

-15 minutes

Elementary –Primary

8:15

2:40

0

Elementary - Intermediate

8:00

2:25

0

Early Childhood

A.M. - 8:25

P.M. – 12:25

A.M. – 10:55

P.M. – 2:55

0

0

MAC

9:00

2:30

0

 

 

 

               

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