Does the earlier drop-off for Tier 1 schools negate the school start times decision?

No. Last year, when high school started at 7:25 a.m., bus routes were scheduled to drop off students at their school by 6:55 – 7 a.m. Additionally, we were doing double runs last year, which meant some students arrived at their schools much earlier than scheduled. The drop-off target of 7:30 a.m. under the plan effective Sept. 20 will still be 30-35 minutes later than what we had in place last year.