North Hills School Board to Vote Monday on Proposed Changes in School Start & Dismissal Times

Superintendent Dr. Patrick Mannarino argues that by slightly modifying the hours of the school day at all grade levels, the district could save up to $464,300 in transportation costs.

The North Hills school board will vote Monday on proposed changes to the bell and busing schedule starting in the 2013-14 school year.

The legislative meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the North Hills Junior High LGI Room.

 each year due to the elimination of six to 10 buses, aid in preserving the district's quality academic programs, create a true North Hills Middle School for seventh and eighth-grade students and rectify potential safety risks on the secondary schools campus.

Proposed Time Changes


Current Start

Current Dismissal

Proposed Start

Proposed Dismissal

Sr. High (grades 9-12)

7:40 a.m.

2:45 p.m.

7:20 a.m.

2 p.m.

Jr. High (grades 7-8)

7:40 a.m.

2:45 p.m.

7:50 a.m.

2:50 p.m.

Highcliff/West View Elementary

9 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

Ross/McIntyre Elementary

9 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

9:15 a.m.

3:45 p.m.

See the attached .pdf for a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the proposed changes. 

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