2017-2018 Bell Times
From SPS Communications:
SEATTLE – Seattle Public Schools today expressed their appreciation for $2.3 million in one-time funding that allows the district to implement a two-tier school schedule for the 2017-18 school year:
“The City Council voted yesterday to approve one-time funds to move us to this new two-tier bus schedule. We are grateful to Mayor Murray for bringing this issue forward as a city priority and the City Council for finding a thoughtful funding solution. Changing to a two-tier bell schedule will eliminate the latest or third tier of school start and end times, which has been a hardship on many of our families.
We also want to thank and recognize the many families who shared their perspectives and concerns about the bell time schedule with us. The final schedule reflects the varied needs and perspectives of our families, students, staff and partners.”
The final bell schedule for Seattle Public Schools is posted online here. The 2017-18 school calendar is also posted online.
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I'm a bit baffled. There are about 8 elementaries that will start at 8:55 am rather than 7:55 am. I get Loyal Heights because they are at John Marshall interim but I'm not clear on the rest.
Most of the K-8s will start at 8:55 except Broadview-Thomson and South Shore.
All the middle schools will start at 8:55 except for Denny (presumably because they are next to Sealth and have to start at a different time).
The high schools start at either 8:45 or 8:55 am (presumably depending on access to an athletic field).