Clovis Unified Asks Parents For Their Opinion On Schedule Changes From Fall 2022
“There was a new law passed in California that changes the start time of high school and middle school,” said Kelly Avants, spokesperson for Clovis Unified.
Classes cannot start before 8 a.m. for middle school students and 8:30 a.m. for high school students, but the change will impact more than middle school and high school students.
“We are a K-12 school district and we rely on a group of buses to transport our children,” Avants said. “We rely on food systems to feed our children for lunch and breakfast. “
Since resources like buses and food services are shared across the district, the new law means elementary students will also see new start times.
Clovis Unified parent Amy Horn does not support new start times.
“The idea was that the kids would get more rest, but that won’t be true as they will finish their school days and extracurricular activities later,” she said.
Since a later start time will also impact extracurricular and extracurricular activities, she says it could mean days and nights later for kids.
“It makes it harder to put everything away and not let your child go to bed at midnight because they haven’t come home from all of their extracurricular activities until 9:30 pm,” Horn said.
Clovis Unified asks parents for their input, especially for K-6 students.
You can submit your contribution on the district website or on your school’s website.
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