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School Board Hosts Forum

May 6, 2008

Albany -- Dougherty County School Board members got feedback from parents Tuesday night, before deciding whether to stagger school start times.

They say right now too many students who ride the bus don't get to school on time.

Some parents worry staggered times for different school levels will require some students to get up too early.

School officials say the new system will be more efficient and reduce the time some students spend on the bus.

"By the school times starting earlier in the day, would that mean that he would have to start getting on the bus even earlier," said Ausha Jackson.

"It's really going to benefit the students in terms of travel time and time to school.  And they will be able to leave home later in the morning and still arrive at school on time," said DCSS Public Information Director R.D. Harter.

If the plan is approved, elementary students would start school at 8 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.  Middle and High school students would start school at 8:30 a.m. and be released at 3:40 p.m.

The school system will hold another forum Wednesday at noon at the school board building.

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