Carman-Ainsworth seeking common schedules for elementary schools

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth administrators are looking at a common start and dismissal time for all of its five elementary schools in the fall.

The proposed start time is 8:45 a.m. and dismissal would be at 3:59 p.m., Superintendent Bill Haley announced at a recent board meeting.

Having all buildings and teachers on the same schedule would make it easier to plan professional development and other districtwide meetings, said assistant superintendent Steve Tunnicliff.

The proposed times, if finalized as planned within a few weeks, would mean one elementary school starting 35 minutes earlier and another starting 10 minutes later, Tunnicliff said.

Woodland Elementary would see the biggest change – 35 minutes – from last year’s 8:10 a.m. start and 3:24 p.m. dismissal.

Rankin Elementary would change from 8:55 a.m. and 4:09 p.m. — 10-minutes later.

Dillon Elementary is looking at a 25-minutes change from its start and dismissal times of last year which were 8:20 a.m. and 3:34 p.m.

Dye and Randels both started at 8:50 a.m. and ended at 4:04 p.m. last year and would be starting and ending the school day five minutes earlier under the proposed plan.

A new start time of 7:55 a.m. also is being considered for Carman Ainsworth Middle School, a change from 8 a.m. in 2010-11. The school day would also end five minutes earlier at 2:51 p.m.

No change is proposed for the high school schedule of 7:20 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

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