Education: Rome City Schools change start, end times for all grade levels starting next month.

Rome City Schools is changing the school start and end times for this coming school year. The new times are as follows:

  •  All elementary schools: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  •  Rome Middle School: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  •  Rome High School: 8:35 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

“Central Office took a look at the arrival and dismissal times for all of our students and created this schedule to make the work time equitable between the elementary schools, the middle school and the high school,” says Director of Communications and Public Engagement in Central Office Tashia Twyman. “Because of the different bus routes and cafeteria times, it was a goal to maximize the instruction time for the students.”

Prior to this change, not all of the elementary schools’ arrival and dismissal times were the same.“Consistency is key. When mapping out the instructional time for our students, this change allows us to get all of the schools on the same page,” she said.

The first day of school is Friday, Aug. 3.



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