Schools struggle to set best times to...

Schools struggle to set best times to ring starting, closing bell | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 5 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 27, 2011, titled Schools struggle to set best times to ring starting, closing bell | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Several central Ohio educators are tinkering with the school day to address a number of issues: budget cuts, academic performance and students' need for rest.

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Just Listening

United States

#1 Feb 27, 2011
The Unions strike again. What is so hard about saying, "school starts at 0800 hrs and ends at 1530 hrs? Is that so hard? For crying out loud, when I went to school back in the 60's it was a no brainer! Either you were there or you were not. Get with it and get your young butts up and go to school. What are these kids going to do when they go to college or have to get a job?
For Common Sense

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Feb 27, 2011
I would have to agree with you on this one. I'm not sure "it's all about the kids."
Vuvuzela Jabulani

Grove City, OH

#3 Feb 28, 2011
Bus transportation is the tail that wags the dog as for when elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools in a district can start and finish.
Vuvuzela Jabulani

Grove City, OH

#4 Feb 28, 2011
Just Listening wrote:
The Unions strike again. What is so hard about saying, "school starts at 0800 hrs and ends at 1530 hrs? Is that so hard? For crying out loud, when I went to school back in the 60's it was a no brainer! Either you were there or you were not. Get with it and get your young butts up and go to school. What are these kids going to do when they go to college or have to get a job?
What do unions have to do with this? I read where administrators, teachers and parents are working together to come up with solutions.

There are many reasons why this is a difficult issue. Many high school students have to work to help support their families in these difficult times. If school is started later then these studens may lose their jobs.

Many districts have only enough buses to pick up or drop off either elementary students or middle school students or high school students. Not all at the same time. So bus transportation is what controls start and end times.
Vuvuzela Jabulani

Grove City, OH

#5 Feb 28, 2011
For Common Sense wrote:
I would have to agree with you on this one. I'm not sure "it's all about the kids."
Ok sheep.

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