Administrators present three scenarios for new high school schedule

On December 10, 2018, Toby Romer, assistant superintendent of secondary education, was joined by high school principals Joel Stembridge and Henry Turner in presenting an update to the high school schedule initiative to the School Committee. The presentation featured three potential schedules, all of which had common elements, including the inclusion of flexible learning time, longer class blocks, longer lunches and the ability to start the day later but still end by 3:00 p.m. A key takeaway was that the proposed learning time would be on par with peer districts.

A traffic consultant has been hired to study the traffic impact of start times at elementary, middle, and high schools and to make a recommendation for adjustments that would allow a later high school start time. The School Committee’s target date for implementation of a later start time is September 2020.