PPS leaders vote against proposed start time change

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After months of discussion, Peoria Public Schools leaders wont be changing the district’s start times. Leaders voted 4-3 against the proposed start time change.  

Some leaders believe the district needs more time to iron out issues before voting in favor.

The proposed change would’ve delayed start times by 30 minutes, originally district leaders discussed delaying the time by 45 minutes.

During Monday’s meeting Board President Dan Walther said a 30 minute shift received the most votes by parents.

Walther says if the shift was approved the district would’ve explored a support plan. The support plan would help parents who need help adjusting to the proposed changed. Parents who attending Monday’s meeting expressed their disapproval.

“Was it taken into consideration when fall comes and we want heat schedule to happen?” said PPS parent, Lauren Wulf. “A lot of kids wont be able to do sports through the park district, at the primary level that’s the only way they get to play.”

No word on what PPS plans to do next, leaders didnt state if they’d explore the option in the future.

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