Oxford School District adjusts school start and end times to accommodate teacher training – The Oxford Eagle
The Oxford School District has approved changes to the start and end times of schools in the district to integrate teachers’ professional learning communities into the regular school day.
Bramlett Elementary, Della Davidson Elementary, Central Elementary and the new Oxford Early Childhood Center will release all pupils at 2:20 p.m. next year instead of 2:35 p.m. Oxford Middle School and Oxford Middle School will each operate from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., while Oxford Secondary School will start at 8:40 a.m. and end at 3:41 p.m.
Previously, schools would schedule late start times on days when teachers attended PLCs, but the move ensures teachers have time before or after school to exchange best practices and coordinate the program.
“The firm as a whole did an efficiency audit and found a time of day where they could include those PLC hours without having to change the times teachers were actually going to be in the building,” the chairman of the building said. Carter Myers School Board. “So they picked up times that will allow teachers to have those PLCs on a sort of regular cadence without sacrificing instructional time.”
The new timetables will come into effect at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.