School district changes start times to save money

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Students at Ypsilanti Public Schools will start class anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes later than last year as part of a cost-cutting effort by the district. reports ( ) Monday the updated start time will save the cash-strapped district about $500,000 by reducing the total number of buses and drivers on the road. Director of Facilities and Operations Scott Snyder says the move also will cut the amount of fuel and maintenance the district requires.

The change has brought some parent complaints. But Snyder says pushing back and staggering the schools' start times permits the district to create a more efficient bussing system.

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