A high school bell schedule that runs from 9:05 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. is no longer an option on the table as a potential Eugene district schedule change for the 2018-19 school year.

Eugene School Board Chair Eileen Nittler announced to a crowd of about 50 people at a class schedule forum Wednesday that the board had heard “loud and clear” from the community that a 4:10 p.m. high school release time is not something they should pursue.

“We heard from the community that it’s not something they want, so we’re not going to do it,” Nittler said.

Exactly what time high schools in the district will start and end their school day has not been decided, but Nittler said the community responded with a number of concerns about the later start time and end time, including after-school sports, clubs, transportation problems, child care conflicts and concern about students getting enough sleep among other things. Read more…