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East Greenbush schools looking at later start times

Nov 07, 2019 1:15 pm
News10 Albany is reporting the East Greenbush Central School District is receiving public comment in a series of community forums on a proposal to change school start times. The first of the three was held Nov. 5, and it focused on the impact different start times would have on elementary students. The current start time at Columbia High School is 7:10 a.m., the earliest in the Capital Region, according to school officials. Goff Middle School begins at 7:40 a.m., classes at Genet Elementary School get underway at 8:40 a.m. while the district's remaining four elementary schools get started at 9 a.m. The proposal being considered would have the high school starting later, and the elementary schools earlier. A School Start Time Committee has been studying the issue of Columbia’s start time after it was identified as a problem by parents and students. The committee is focusing on the impact a later start time would have on educational outcomes and district operations. The second session will be held November 7, and the third will be held on November 14. The feedback received at the meetings will be presented to the Board of Education in December. Read the full story at News10 [dot] com.