On December 22, BPS announced that there will be no changes in school start times for next year. BTU President Jessica Tang released the following statement:
This is welcome news for the many who expressed well-founded concerns about some of the changes. It will also be difficult news for many of the Extended Learning Time schools that currently start at 9:30, ending after 4:10, and particularly for the many families who were happy about the later starts for high schools.
The professional educators of the BTU will continue to work with the district to advocate for a robust and thoughtful community engagement process on scheduling. We will advocate for solutions that maximize quality learning time and that prioritize equity by increasing better start and end times for all schools.
The schools and parents that continue to face challenges within the current schedules will have our full support throughout this year and beyond.