RPS 205 changing start, dismissal times at schools

A big change is coming to Rockford public school students. Start and dismissal times are changing next school year. And it’s all because of a bus driver shortage.

On Tuesday night, the board unanimously passed a plan to change bus routes in the district, reducing the number of buses. In order to do that– the district had to change start and dismissal times by 10 to 15 minutes at most schools

Traditional high schools will starts 15 minutes earlier at 8:15 a.m. Middle schools ,15 minutes later at 9 a.m., and most elementary schools 10 minutes earlier at 7:35 a.m.

The board expects the move to save the district $600,000 next year.

Click Here to see the full schedule change for RPS 205 schools.

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