April 1, 2010
The Wichita School District announced today will change start and ending times at eight schools, in a move the district said will save $2.5 million.
Caldwell, Colvin, Earhart, Emerson, McLean and Payne Elementary Schools, and Little and Midtown Early Childhood Centers, will start and end their school day an hour later beginning next school year. The schools, which currently have an 8 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. school day, will change to a 9 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. school day next school year.
In a release, USD 259 said changing the bell times will save the district nearly $2.5 million, which represents 49 teaching jobs.