NEW: 2019-2020 Start Times Approved

NEW: 2019-2020 Start Times Approved
Posted on 02/05/2019
NEW: 2019-2020 Start Times ApprovedThe Affton School District Board of Education unanimously approved new school start times effective for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year at the regular February 5th board meeting. The following new school start times were approved by the Board:
2019-2020 Start Times
From an educational perspective, I believe this recommendation is a step toward becoming more responsive to the feedback we’ve received from our stakeholders. Eliminating the 7:10 a.m. start time prioritizes students’ developmental learning needs and safety, while also honoring our families’ concerns about having older students home prior to our younger learners. 

We recognize that there will be some implementation challenges and the changes will require adjustments from students, staff, families, and the community. However, please be assured that Affton School District leadership and staff will work hard to ensure a successful transition and implementation.

From Affton Board of Education President Patricia Zahn, “Each Board member has read over 2,000 survey and Thoughtexchange responses, as well as met with stakeholders, questioned, listened, and deliberated. I really appreciate that Board members have been respectful at all times and each has formed his or her opinion with great integrity.”

You can find additional information about the 2019-2020 start times on our website at http://afftonschools.net/starttimes. As always, should you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out anytime.

Sincerely,
Dr. Travis Bracht
Superintendent
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