The Hillsborough County School Board unanimously approved a new bell schedule for the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday.
According to the District's website, the new schedule is based on the option that was preferred by the most by parents, students, and staff who took the Bell Schedule Survey.
Superintendent Jeff Eakins said the change was needed because "the existing schedule does not allow enough time for buses to complete their routes between schools. Because of that, last year, more than 12,000 students were late to school every day..."
The new bell schedule is as followed:
- Elementary Schools | Start at 7:40 a.m., end at 1:55 p.m.
- Elementary Magnet Schools | Start at 8:45 a.m., end at 3 p.m.
- High Schools | Start at 8:30 a.m., end at 3:25 p.m.
- Middle and High Magnet Schools | Start at 8:30 a.m., end at 3:25 p.m.
- Middle Schools | Start at 9:25 a.m., end at 4:20 p.m.
For a complete school-by-school list, click here.