CSD Start/End Times: Multiple Surveys, One Committee, Two OptionsDecatur Metro | | 5:42 pm
One decision. Bum, bum bummmmmm.
At February’s Board of Education meeting, the appointed Transportation Committee – made up of residents and CSD staff – made three overall recommendations after extensive analysis and surveying stakeholders (PDF).
- DHS and Renfroe should have start times between 8:15a and 8:45a, due mainly to a desire to push the DHS start-time back at least 15 minutes, “though some committee member believe there is little evidence to make any change to the current start times.”
- DHS and Renfroe start within 15 minutes of each other due to timing of extracurricular activities.
- Explore sharing buses for Renfroe and DHS. “The cost implication of additional buses is $43,000 per bus.”
On Tuesday, Decatur Board of Ed will tackle the issue and consider two options from the Superintendent. 1. Keep the current start/end times. 2. Clairemont and Glennwood start 10 mins later, 4/5 start time pushed back to 7:45a, Renfroe starts 5 mins earlier, and DHS starts a half-hour later.
According to the Superintendent’s note to the Board (Action Item IXa on the agenda), Option 2 would require 6-12 graders sharing buses.
Let the decision-making begin.