What time should school start primary...

What time should school start primary/elementary?

Created by Mom on Aug 1, 2009

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7:00 AM

7:15 AM

7:30 AM

7:45 AM

8:00 AM

8:15 AM

8:30 AM

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9:00 AM

Time

Beckley, WV

#1 Aug 6, 2009
Let the get a little more sleep or at least let the sun come up!
Observer

Beckley, WV

#2 Aug 7, 2009
8:00 is leading followed closely by 8:30. Let's impeach the Board of Education.
katie

Daniels, WV

#3 Aug 8, 2009
Observer wrote:
8:00 is leading followed closely by 8:30. Let's impeach the Board of Education.
i would love to if i knew it would do any good!
Change

Beckley, WV

#4 Aug 10, 2009
How could you get the board to change the school hours? Also, how could you get them to mandate that closings be announced with reasonable time to give parents a window to make outside of school arrangements for the day.
Citizens

Beckley, WV

#5 Aug 10, 2009
Looks like a majority for 8:30, now will someone send this to the board. Someone without kids in school.
Where is BDT WVVA

Beckley, WV

#6 Aug 11, 2009
I would like to see this poll on channel 6.
Reasonable

Beckley, WV

#7 Aug 13, 2009
8:30 seems reasonable to me. What time does school start?
Travel

Beckley, WV

#8 Aug 14, 2009
Well, maybe travel time on the bus should be counted. And maybe, just maybe they should let school employees ride the buses to and from work especially is gas prices start jacking back up. If there is room on the buses why not let people undergo background checks and be allowed to travel on the bus for a fee. Turn it into making money back for the schools and helping people out. Plus there are probably several senior citizens that would volunteer a day or two, but they are unable to drive or afford to drive for one reason or another.
Just too Early

Beckley, WV

#9 Aug 28, 2009
You know once the time changes the kids will be outside waiting for their buses in the dark.
someone

Hillsboro, WV

#10 Aug 29, 2009
Time wrote:
Let the get a little more sleep or at least let the sun come up!
Check with Charleston. Primary and elementary students are not required to go to school as long as the High School students. I know this for a fact. They send them all at the same time to save money, so they don't have to have two bus runs. I attended a BOE meeting and learned this. Or, maybe check with you county BOE and see what they tell you.
Daylight Savings Time

Beckley, WV

#11 Aug 31, 2009
I think that when daylight savings times ends on November 1, that the board should seriously consider moving the start time of school to 8:30. This would give parents more time with their children in the mornings, have less children waiting on school buses in the dark and provide a broader time span to call off school for bad weather if necessary.
The Factors:
Safety, it is safer for children to travel and or wait to travel in daylight.
Rest, now they are saying that adequate rest will be the number 1 thing that can be done to increase the immune system.
Time at home. Children with 2 working parents would have more waking hours spent at home with the school hours changed. They would be able to stay up a little later and still get adequate rest, which in turn would probably be reflected in the Westest scores and then the MCBOE and Debra Akers would be considered pure geniuses.
Here we go

Beckley, WV

#12 Nov 1, 2009
Flu season is upon us. School starts too early.
this mom

Rocky Mount, NC

#13 Nov 2, 2009
I think that the time school starts is fine, I don't like the time that the children have lunch, it's way too early.

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