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A State House Representative introduced a bill today that may change school calendars across Missouri, but would affect school districts differently.

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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.

The board is issuing a survey later this week asking parents, teachers, and students for feedback about the potential three-tier system.

Columbia school board considers start times

Dec 3, 2012
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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.

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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.

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.

But adding a new tier of school bus routes would mean schools’ start times would have to change as well.

Superintendent Chris Belcher says that’s one of the questions up for discussion.