- 1. What changes are the district considering?
- 2. What will the new hours be for staff?
- 3. What will the elementary and secondary day look like?
- 4. When will staff meetings be held?
- 5. With the district late start twice a month, will elementary teachers still have collaboration time?
- 6. Will hours for Edu-Care be adjusted to reflect the new school day?
- 7. What is the financial impact of this change?
- 8. How will this potential change affect transportation?
- 9. How can I submit my feedback on this potential change to the elementary, middle school, and/or high school day?
The district is considering changes to both the elementary and secondary school day that would take effect at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.
Elementary School Day
The district is considering starting the school day around 8:00 a.m. and ending the school day at around 3:00 p.m. This is a 30-minute extension of the school day.
The district is also considering implementing a district-wide late start day approximately twice a month similar to what is currently implemented at Carmel High School. On those specific days, school would begin an hour later at 9 a.m. and end at the normal 3:00 p.m. dismissal time
Middle and High School Day
The secondary school day would start at 8:45 a.m. with a dismissal time of 3:45 p.m.
The district is also considering implementing a district-wide late start day approximately twice a month at the middle school similar to what is currently implemented at Carmel High School. This would mean that on specific days designated as late start days. On those specific days, school would begin an hour later at 9:45 a.m. and end at the normal 3:45 p.m. dismissal time.
Certified staff will follow the Carmel Clay Schools Teacher Handbook. Per the handbook, teachers shall begin and end their workday in concert with their classroom schedule and assigned supervision responsibilities. Hours and times for Non-Certified Staff will be adjusted accordingly to meet the needs of the school day.
The purpose of the district-wide late start is to provide time for all of our educators to engage in collaborative professional development. The district-wide late start will replace collaboration time and give teachers additional prep time during the school day. We would schedule the district-wide “Late Start Days” on the same day across all grade levels twice a month.