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Avon School Board discusses school day schedules, sets special meeting

By Peg McRoy Glover

During the Avon School Board Jan. 11 meeting, Superintendent Scott Wyndham presented two new proposals for the board to consider as they consider changing start and end times for school days beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.  

In December the school board voted to redistrict the boundaries of its seven elementary schools to balance enrollment numbers and open a building for central preschool instruction. Wyndham said that now the redistricting is complete, it is logical to examine school day start and end times. 

Transportation concerns from a school bus driver shortage is another reason to examine the daily schedules, Wyndham said. 

“We had a survey that was put on the website that resulted in 1,250 responses,” said Kim Woodward, Avon school board president. “The board was only in receipt of that information at a community forum that was held on Jan. 6. We did not feel like we have had time to digest all of those comments so we are pushing that decision to a special meeting that will be held on Monday, Jan. 25.” 

Three scheduling options were presented to the board a month ago. 

“We feel we have heard the public comments on the first three options,” Woodward said. “Now that there are two more options (four and five), we encourage parents and teachers who would like to speak out to give the administration center a call, email the administration center or email board members directly.”  

The phone number for the administration center is (317) 544-6000. Email addresses can be found on the district’s website at http://www.avonschools.org. Wyndham’s presentation, and the new scheduling options under consideration go to http://youtube.com/watch?v=F2j7eBQrhec&feature=youtu.be

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