columbia school start times http://kbia.org en Columbia Public High Schools to start later next year http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-high-schools-start-later-next-year <p></p><p>High school students in Columbia Public Schools will begin school a bit later in the upcoming school year.</p><p>Columbia's Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to approved a new three-tier transportation system, which will stagger school start times for the upcoming school year.</p><p>All middle schools, as well as seven of the district's elementary schools, will begin school at 7:20 a.m. The remaining elementary schools will begin at 8:20 a.m., and high schools will start at 9 a.m.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:19:45 +0000 Marissa Balmas & Evan Townsend 30263 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public High Schools to start later next year Discussion continues on Columbia Public Schools start time http://kbia.org/post/discussion-continues-columbia-public-schools-start-time <p>Changes to the Columbia Public School transportation schedules remain under debate. The Columbia Board of Education convened Monday to discuss, among other things, the new three-tier schedule designed to reduce the number of busses and improve the quality of service.</p><p>This schedule would push high school start times back back to 9 a.m. Middle schools and some elementary schools start between 7:20 and 7:30 a.m. The rest of elementary schools would begin at 8:20 a.m.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:09:40 +0000 Marissa Balmas 28746 at http://kbia.org Discussion continues on Columbia Public Schools start time Belcher has new proposal for Columbia school start times http://kbia.org/post/belcher-has-new-proposal-columbia-school-start-times <p>At the Columbia Board of Education meeting tonight, Superintendent Chris Belcher is expected to propose a new plan for school start times.</p><p>Instead of high school students starting first at 7:20am, like in previous proposals, Belcher is recommending they begin at 9:00am after the elementary and middle schools. He says research supports his proposal. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:54:10 +0000 Tony Nochim 28692 at http://kbia.org Belcher has new proposal for Columbia school start times How Columbia's changing school start times affect students, teachers and parents http://kbia.org/post/how-columbias-changing-school-start-times-affect-students-teachers-and-parents <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 27593 at http://kbia.org How Columbia's changing school start times affect students, teachers and parents High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan http://kbia.org/post/high-schoolers-community-members-speak-out-against-school-start-times-board-plan <p></p><p>The Columbia School District's Board of Education is reconsidering the school start times included in its controversial three-tier transportation plan. At last night’s board meeting,district parents, students and employees spoke loud and clear: The current proposed start times simply don’t work.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:54:49 +0000 Harum Helmy 27294 at http://kbia.org High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan