The 2017-18 bell schedule changes were a pilot to align start times with research about student sleep needs and equalize learning time among schools.
The results of the pilot were mixed and the changes created challenges that included long bus wait times at some locations, reduced ability for teachers to meet before and after school job requirements, and staff contract issues.
For 2018-19, the bell schedules have been revised. They are similar to prior bell times with a few exceptions for transportation adjustments.
A positive outcome of the pilot is equalized learning time among all schools. All students will continue to have the same amount of instructional time as an outcome of the pilot.