Osceola schools change start times
District will go to 3-tiered system starting next school year
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County is moving ahead with plans to change school start times for thousands of students.
The school board voted Tuesday night to move ahead with a three-tiered system.
Under the plan, all high schools would start at 7:20 a.m. Elementary school students would report to class at 8:20 a.m. Middle school students would begin the day at 9:20 a.m.
District officials say the new start times will save millions of dollars in bussing costs.
Critics, however, argue the change will have a big impact on working families.
The new start times are expected to begin at the start of the next school year in August.
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