CITY SCHOOL BOARD PROPOSES CHANGES TO SCHOOL START TIMES
By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Alexa Armstrong
Tuscaloosa City School Board members are reviewing a proposal to change the time that school starts in an effort to decrease tardiness.
The goal is to improve transportation efficiency, since many bus drivers are driving double routes and traffic is at its worst at the time schools start and end.
The board attempted to solve the problem by altering bus routes, but was not successful.
Proposed time changes are:
- Elementary schools starting at 7:45 and dismissing at 2:30
- Middle schools starting at 8:00 and dismissing at 3:00
- High schools staring at 8:15 and dismissing at 3:35
- Alternative schools starting at 8:00 and dismissing at 3:30