OKLAHOMA CITY – In an effort to save money, one of the state’s largest districts is changing when students will be in class.
The Oklahoma City Public School District announced that it could save $700,000 by changing school start and end dates.
Officials say the time change will eliminate 18 bus routes, which will save money.
The district announced that the following schools will start class at 9:10 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m.:
- Classen School of Advanced Studies
- Capitol Hill Elementary
- Cleveland Elementary
- Horace Mann Elementary
- Kaiser Elementary
- Mark Twain Elementary
- Westwood Elementary.
“We understand that moving 7 schools to the Tier 3 start time may be an inconvenience for some families; but with this plan we are able to save teacher jobs and our school leadership is looking at innovative ways of making the best use of this time,” said Mark Myers, Director of Media Relations for the district.
The move is effective when classes resume on Aug. 1.