Some schools may change start and end times next fall
In an effort to save funds during tight budget times, North Clackamas Schools has proposed changing the bell schedule for all middle schools and 13 elementary schools starting in September.
In addition, a change in bus routes will add 15 minutes of learning time for kindergarten students.
The changes would save the district $620,000 per year, while also saving the cost of bus purchases and maintenance.
At all middle schools, school would begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. At 13 elementary schools, school would start at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss at 2 p.m. The other elementary schools would start between 8 and 8:30 a.m. High school schedules will not change.
The elementary schools shifting to the early schedule include: Duncan, View Acres, Sunnyside, Spring Mountain, Oak Grove, Mt. Scott, Linwood, Lewelling, Happy Valley Elementary, Clackamas Elementary, Concord, Campbell, and Ardenwald.
………………………………………………………. Teachers form cycle team, raise funds to fight cancer
Five teachers at the Sabin-Schellenberg Center are teaming up to fight cancer, joining a Lance Armstrong Foundation Ride Against Cancer from the Hawthorne Bridge to Sauvie Island.
The ride will take place on Sunday June 14, starting at 9 a.m. on the east bank near the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
“We have five teachers at the school who bike to work,” explained Radio and Sports Broadcasting Instructor Kevin Brown. “The group thought it would be fun to form a team and ride in support of worthy causes like this.”
To join the event, or to make a pledge to Team SSC, visit the fundraising Web site at http://seattle09.livestrong.org/teamssc.