In 2017-18 the District will add 20 more minutes per school day, except for one day per week, which will be 1 hour shorter than the others in order to provide teachers with collaboration time. Deadline for taking this survey is Oct. 21.
The District is asking families to offer their preferences on how these changes should be made. Six specific alternatives have been proposed, including three in which Thurgood Marshall’s start time could be 10:15 a.m. or later on the weekday when teachers will have meeting time. The full array of the bell time ideas, and option to take a survey, is at http://bit.ly/2017timechange. In addition, printed surveys are available in the front office, translated into the top six home languages of families with students in Seattle Public Schools.