Dear Lafayette Staff and Families:
Seattle Public Schools has finalized bell times – our start and end times – for the 2014-15 school year. Starting in the fall, our school will start at 9:30 am and students will be dismissed at 3:40 pm. This is slightly different than our current school year.
For those students riding the bus, the arrival time at school will be 9:15 am and the departure time after school will start at 3:50 pm.
These bell times are a result of changes to transportation for the 2014-15 school year, which the School Board approved on Feb. 5. We know changing bell times is not ideal; however the District at one point had 27 different start times for schools and now has three standard start times. Creating streamlined start and end times will allow the District to save about $2.7 million in transportation costs.
The full list of bell times for all schools next year is posted online at seattleschools.org. Please let me know if you have any questions.