school start times http://kbia.org en House bill would bar schools from starting classes before September http://kbia.org/post/house-bill-would-bar-schools-starting-classes-september <p></p><p>A State House Representative introduced a bill today that may change school calendars across Missouri, but would affect school districts differently. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:45:43 +0000 Tyler Greever 32637 at http://kbia.org House bill would bar schools from starting classes before September Columbia school board seeks feedback on three-tier plan http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-seeks-feedback-three-tier-plan <p></p><p>The Columbia School District's Board of Education has agreed to move forward with a three-tier transportation system for district schools. The three-tier system means that elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools will have staggered start times allowing busses to have layered pickup and dropoff times. At a regular board meeting last night, board members said the next step is getting community feedback.</p><p>The board is issuing a survey later this week asking parents, teachers, and students for feedback about the potential three-tier system.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:13:09 +0000 Jack Wascher 25731 at http://kbia.org Columbia school board seeks feedback on three-tier plan Columbia school board considers start times http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-considers-start-times <p>The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education is considering making changes to school start times next year. This idea is currently being discussed among the school board with multiple proposals.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:48:50 +0000 Janet Saidi 25346 at http://kbia.org Columbia school board considers start times Columbia Public Schools re-examines school start times http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-re-examines-school-start-times <p>Columbia Public School administrators looked at the amount of sleep kids receive Wednesday night at the World Café Community Conversation, and focused discussion on school bus routes.</p><p>About two hundred parents, teachers, and committee members talked about changing Columbia’s school bus routes from a two-tiered system to a three-tiered system.</p><p>But adding a new tier of school bus routes would mean schools’ start times would have to change as well.</p><p>Superintendent Chris Belcher says that’s one of the questions up for discussion.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:30:16 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 22651 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools re-examines school start times