Valdosta City Schools approve time changes

| March 16, 2017

VALDOSTA – Members of the Valdosta School Board have approved a change to start times for schools within the city system.

School board members said they believe the change will enhance student performance levels.  The new schedules will go into effect in August with the start of the new school year.

Elementary schools will change class times from 8:25 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Middle schools will change class times from 7:45 a.m. – 3:05 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The high school will change class time from 7:25 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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  1. Smith says:

    This will be very hard on the Elementary kids since they will be losing 40 minutes of sleep time. Ask any pediatrician and they will tell you a 6 year old needs more sleep than a 16 year old.

  2. Gloria says:

    It’s gonna be hard for parents that work and have kids in elementary school because they will be getting out earlier than middle school and high school because the parents most of the time depend on the older kids to be home when the younger ones get home especially if they can’t get in the boys and girls club………

  3. Concern parent says:

    I don’t think this was a good decision,why would you make the elementary school kids have to be to school so early? I think the high school time should be earlier because you are preparing these students for college and in college you have early morning classes!

  4. young kids says:

    Y’all need to think about how elementary school. High school kids need to be home before elementary

  5. Valhalla says:

    High school kids will just stay up later. Let’s see if tardys or absences increase since most parents will have left for work before the high school kids leave for school. The good part is the football players can have morning workouts or sessions that won’t take away from afternoon practice. All hail sports. Any odds on the first elementary child to go missing since they won’t have an older sibling to watch them? Of all the crap that’s going on in the city schools, and this is what we focus on…. Mind-boggling .

  6. jaquavious jones says:

    i think this is the craziest thing the school board did yet because i got to valdosta high school and i have siblings in elementary school that is under 9 so this is very stupid of the board now they get home before me and i take care of them because my mom don’t get home until 8 pm