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Beachwood City Schools Announces New Schedule

Beachwood High School, Middle School and elementary schools affected by new arrival and dismissal times.

Superintendent Rich Markwardt announced changes to the four schools' arrival and dismissal schedules in an email to parents this afternoon.

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The changes, which affect all schools except Fairmount Early Childhood Center, are not as drastic as

The changes stemmed from an effort from the busing staff to streamline the district's transportation, but Markwardt stressed that busing efficiency is prioritzed second to serving the student's needs.

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"The main focus of building a schedule for any school must be its positive impact on student learning. Please be assured that the principals and I see this year's schedules as fulfilling that purpose," Markwardt wrote in his note to parents.

Markwardt's June proposal suggested that Bryden's day be lengthened by nearly an hour,

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Beachwood High School 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Beachwood Middle School 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Hilltop Elementary School 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Bryden Elementary School 9:15 a.m. to 3:25 a.m. 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fairmount Early Childhood Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No change
Concerned for our children August 14, 2012 at 07:30 PM
With the proposed change all of the third graders are attending school this year with a earlier start time of 8am vs 915am (1 1/4 hr earlier) and the efficient bus routing has these children being picked up at 710 ( req 10 min early first month) totaling a change in 8 year olds schedules of adding 2 1/2 hours for the children of concord and beacon

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