continued They considered discontinuing the two buses that bring 75-100 students home at the end of Period 9 (2:01 p.m.). Instead, all students would leave at the end of Period 10 (2:45 p.m.) and ride what is currently known as the “late bus.” That could save the district between $20,000 and $25,000 a year, but it leaves school officials with a problem.
“What do we do as a school for 45 minutes to entertain them?” Blair asked.
Right now, the middle and high school requires all students to leave the building immediately after Period 9 unless they are attending an authorized 10th period activity or staying with a teacher.
“Maybe some of those 100 (students) will get involved,” Blair said.