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T/E School Board Approves New School Start Times for 2019-2020 School Year

At its regular meeting on April 22, 2019, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board approved new school start times for the 2019-2020 school year.clock

New school start and end times for the 2019-2020 school year:

High School: 7:50 AM - 2:50 PM (currently 7:20 AM – 2:20 PM)
Middle Schools: 8:27 AM - 3:10 PM (currently 7:50 AM - 2:33 PM)
Elementary Schools: 9:10 AM - 3:45 PM (currently 8:45 AM - 3:20 PM)

Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, there have been discussions about adjusting school start times at a number of Education Committee meetings and regular School Board meetings. The District carried out a survey to obtain feedback from current T/E parents, middle/high school students and staff members on the new 2019-2020 school start time option.  For additional information on the history of the school start times decision and resources on adolescent sleep needs, please visit www.tesd.net/starttimes. Between now and the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the District will be working on the adjustments needed for a smooth transition to the new start times. In the coming months, information about the new start times will be shared with parents through targeted communication from the schools and the District.