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    Community meetings and surveys on bell times
    Posted on 05/01/2015

    If elementary schools were to start and end earlier than they do today, and high schools were to start and end later, how would that affect your family, childcare options, job, schedule, after school activities, community sports needs, sleep, and more?

    The district has scheduled several regional community gatherings to receive input on changing school start bell times. Anyone in the public is welcome to attend and provide input on whether the district should,

    1. maintain current bell times,
    2. adjust bell times by swapping current elementary and high school start times, or,
    3. add an additional period to high school allowing families to opt for later start and end times.

    Community Discussions

    Tuesday May 5, from 7-8:30 p.m. – New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave. S.)

    Wednesday May 6, from 7-8:30 p.m. – Garfield HS Cafeteria (400 23rd Ave.)

    Tuesday May 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. – Chief Sealth HS Library (2600 SW Thistle St.)

    Tuesday, May 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ballard High School Library (1418 NW 65th St.)

    Can't attend a meeting?
    You can view the videos and fill out the family survey provided at the meetings by clicking here.>

    If you prefer an online survey, you can take the online survey here and share additional input by emailing

    As a reminder, family surveys from the meetings can be dropped off at the dropbox on the first floor of the John Stanford Center, at your local school, or emailed to