On September 10th calendar committee convened to discuss the possible impact of the school start times on the 2016 - 2017 school calendars. The only possible impact to the school division would be the wait time created for bus drivers and bus aides when “elementary only” early dismissals occurred. The bus drivers would complete their runs at approximately 1 o’clock and would not have to pick up the secondary students until 3:30 PM, thereby creating a 2 ½ hour wait-time for bus drivers. Paying the bus drivers and bus aides for this wait time for the six “elementary only” early dismissals would cost the division approximately $15,000. To eliminate this wait- time and to add additional planning time for secondary teachers, the calendar committee recommends changing all elementary early dismissals to all students’ early dismissals.
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