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Rockwood School District asking parents to weigh in on staggered start times

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(Credit: CNN) A file photograph showing an American Flag and empty student desks inside an Atlanta, Georgia school. (Credit: CNN) A file photograph showing an American Flag and empty student desks inside an Atlanta, Georgia school.

EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Rockwood School District is surveying parents regarding the staggered start times for students.

Middle school classes start at 7:30 a.m., which is a big change from the 9 a.m. start time for elementary students. The district is currently on a three tier system, where middle school starts first, then high school and lastly elementary school.

The system allows buses to make three trips to cover the transportation since they do not have enough resources to pick up all students at once, according to Superintendent Eric Knost.

Since the early start times are concerning to some parents, the district is taking a poll to get a better understating of how parents feel about it.

“We’re always interested in input, that drives a lot of what we do so clearly if people feel strongly one way or another that’s why we have the pull out there so we can get a pulse of the community and not speculate,” Knost said.

Changing the school start times would be a huge undertaking, which is why the district wants to hear from the community before moving forward with any studies.

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