Topeka Public Schools announced Thursday that late arrival day for all elementary students is moving from Wednesdays to Fridays during the 2014-2015 school year.
They say that the late arrival means school will not start on Fridays until 9:30 a.m. This will be every Friday of the school year with the exception of August 15th when school will begin at the regular time of 8:40 in the morning.
Topeka Public Schools says the late arrival allows elementary teachers a weekly time to meet to coordinate instruction at each grade level, develop lesson plans, implement school improvement plans and work together for the benefit of all students.
“We hope the elementary late arrival change to every Friday of the school year will cause less confusion for parents and students and that they will find the new schedule more consistent and convenient,” said Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning/Administration, Tammy Austin.
More information about late arrival will be available for parents during elementary enrollment on July 30.