New school districts announce fall hours
Some area schools have finalized their 2014-2015 school hours, while others hope to have details posted by the end of this week:
- Bartlett City Schools: School hours had not been finalized as of Monday because bus routing was still being completed. The target date for announcing hours is the end of this week, according to the central office. Watch the district’s website at bartlettschools.org for details. [Editor's note: The hours were not yet posted on the site as of July 3.]
- Lakeland School System: Lakeland Elementary School will keep the same hours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. On the district’s website, superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell said, “Now that our transportation bid with Durham has been finalized and our routers have begun putting routes together, it has become obvious that it will not be financially feasible for us to consider making a change in start times for 2014-15. Each of the municipal districts that is sharing transportation services this year is interested in exploring alternate start times for next year, but there is consensus that it is in the best interest of all of the municipalities to leave start times the same for 2014-15. We will continue to explore this option after we get things up and running in August, and will keep you posted!"
- Arlington City Schools: All schools will keep the same hours as last year, according to the central office. Those hours were:
- 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Arlington High School
- 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Donelson Elementary School and Arlington Elementary School
- 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Middle School
- Shelby County Schools have announced a three-tier bus system for the upcoming school year, and all school start times were pushed back by 15 minutes in response to parental feedback. Bolton High School is in Tier 1, so its school hours will be 7:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. For other SCS schools’ start times, go online to bit.ly/SCS-times.