Changes to USD 501 elementary school schedule

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Topeka Public Schools announced changes to its elementary schedule for next school year.

According to USD 501’s website – elementary schools will begin and end school at a later time starting in August.

School will begin each day at 8:40am and end at 3:40pm.

It says the change is to improve the efficiency of the bus routing system.

501 says each Wednesday during a full week of school…  the school day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m.

The bus drop off on these days will be at 9:00 a.m.

The district says late arrival days will allow more time for teacher collaboration giving teachers 75 minutes a week to work together to improve instruction in the classroom.

It says studies have shown that student achievement levels increase when teachers are given the opportunity to collaborate on a regular basis.

For a complete list of late start days… head to the district’s website at and click on “news.”

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