Schools to try staggered schedule
Mary Jo Denton
Friday, May 08, 2009
COOKEVILLE -- Schools in Cookeville and Algood will try the "staggered bell" school day schedule next year on a trial basis, the Putnam school board decided yesterday.
Doing so will cut transportation costs for the coming year by about $500,000, and that will be a great help in a nightmare budget year, a year when sales tax revenue has dropped drastically and county commissioners have said they do not plan to raise property taxes to make up for it...<Full article>
SUMMARY OF CHANGES FOR THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR
- New start/end times will affect ALL schools in Putnam County beginning the 2009-2010 School Year
- The following schools will have the daily schedule of 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM:
- ALGOOD: Algood MIDDLE School (5-8)
- BAXTER: Baxter Elementary, Cornerstone Middle School, and Upperman High School
- COOKEVILLE: Avery Trace Middle School, Cookeville High School, and Prescott Central Middle School
- MONTEREY: Burks Middle School, Monterey High School, and Uffelman Elementary
- 30 minute INTERVENTION periods will be scheduled 3:00 - 3:30
- The following schools will run a daily schedule of 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM:
- ALGOOD: Algood Elementary (K-4)
- COOKEVILLE: Alternative School, Cane Creek Elementary; Capshaw Elementary, Jere Whitson Elementary; Northeast Elementary, Park View Elementary, and Sycamore Elementary
- "Staggered start" time schedules are a combination of 7:45 - 2:45 at the 5-12 grade level schools and 8:30 - 3:30 at the K-4 grade level schools. This type of combination schedule will only be used for schools in the Cookeville and Algood areas.
PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The system will be in compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1994, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any person having inquiries concerning the system's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is directed to contact the Putnam County Schools compliance officer by calling 931-526-9777.