Academy School District 20 to implement new start, end times

Jan. 24—Academy School District 20 will implement new start and end times beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, according to a news release. The district first presented its recommended schedule modifications to the school board last week.

All elementary schools will run 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., middle schools will run 8:50 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. and high schools will run 8:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Challenger Middle School will be the only exception, running 8:20 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

The change will give students more time to sleep and relieve some of the district's transportation issues. The 40-minute difference in start times is the minimum duration necessary for buses to run their routes, according to the release.