Why are the school start time changes being implemented on Wednesday instead of at the start of the week?

The new start times will be implemented Wednesday, Sept. 20, because of the urgency to resolve these chronic delays and Sept. 20 is when our team will be ready to implement the new times after testing the new schedule. Delaying implementation would negatively impact new students enrolling in the system, including prekindergarten students and further delay our efforts to improve specialized routing. Launching the new times prior to a three-day weekend will also allow staff to mitigate any issues that are experienced during the first three days of implementation.