ROANOKE, Va. – This year, Roanoke City Public Schools is trying something different to make sure students get to the classroom on time: a staggered bell schedule.
The new system was implemented to address ongoing transportation issues and keep routes running smoothly.
With it, buses pick up students in 15-minute intervals, starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 9 a.m. Drop-off times run from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
On Tuesday, parents got to experience the staggered bell schedule firsthand as kids returned to school for the year.
We’re currently working on a story about the new system and its effectiveness thus far and would love to hear what the first day was like for you.
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