But she also held out hope that even those schools could get earlier start times within a few years. "There are scheduling changes coming...that will allow the district to adjust transportation times," she wrote.From the Yakima Herald:
On Wednesday, Nyland said district officials could only move two elementary schools to keep the start-time changes cost-neutral. Bailey Gatzert and Lafayette were chosen based the number of buses available and the number of students who qualify for free- and reduced-priced lunches. Of the schools slated to start at 9:35 a.m., Bailey Gatzert has the highest number of low-income students, though there are three other schools with a higher percentage than Lafayette.end of update
It appears that Lafayette Elementary is one of two schools (out of 11 requests) to get the okay to go back to Tier One times, per a letter from Pegi McEvoy sent to Lafayette. I'll have to ask tomorrow who the other school is.