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Ad hoc committee recommends changes to Cd’A school start times

| May 11, 2020 3:45 PM

The Coeur d’Alene School District School Start Times Committee voted 11 to 8 to take a recommendation to the school board to implement changes to start times for elementary and secondary schools beginning in the 2021-2020 school year.

The recommendation would flip start times, allowing high school and middle school students to start later while elementary school students would begin earlier. Some of the impacts of this include transportation, child care and extracurricular activities.

Coeur d’Alene School District’s director of technology Seth Deniston, who is the district lead for the committee, said more information and opportunities for public comment are forthcoming. No decision has yet been made.

The committee will present the recommendation at the June 1 school board meeting.