WCS School Start Time Changes for 2017-18

from WCS InFocus

School start/dismissal times are changing for all Williamson County schools for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney shared the news with the School Board at its April 13 work session.

“In response to community and School Board concerns about the research indicating social and emotional benefits in allowing adolescents to sleep later, we have decided to make the first bell for all high schools 7:40 a.m.,” said Looney.

The district does not have the resources to transport middle and high school students at the same time as elementary students.

“This will impact all schools to some degree,” said Looney. “We recognize that change is difficult and it will require families and extra-curricular providers to make adjustments.”

Below is the list of school start/dismissal times for the 2017-18 school year.

First Day for Students: August 10 (Full day)
Kindergarten Students First Full Day: August 21
Half Day Dismissals: December 21 and May 18