Monday will mark the first day of new start and end times for schools throughout the Parkway School Distirct following schedule changes the school board
Last year, the school board voted to add 20 additional minutes to elementary school days and move back the start times for middle school students.
Parkway School District CFO Mark Stockwell said although it gives the kids approximately 10 additional school days each year, the 20-minute addition to elementary school days is contributing to the issue.
"We've tried a lot of things, we are just struggling to make this schedule work," Stockwell said. "We just don't have enough time to get kids to and from school in a timely manner."
District officials said this year's time changes have created transportation issues and the bus schedules are now too close together. Thirty percent of the students are arriving at school late on a regular basis, according to district spokesperson Cathy Kelly, which is why Superintendent Keith Marty proposed adjusting school times by 5 to 10 minutes.
The new times are as follows:
7:35 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
**8:00 A.M. to 2:35 P.M.
8:20 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
- Central Middle
9:05 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Craig Elementary
- Mason Ridge Elementary
- Ross Elementary