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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Schedule Change Slated for Milford

Wawasee Community Schools has been notified by the Indiana Department of Education that Milford Middle School currently does not have enough instructional time in the day to support releasing those students early for staff development purposes. While the elementary has enough time in the day to provide the released time, the middle school does not.

Wawasee Community Schools desires to keep Milford Middle School's programming consistent with the other schools in the corporation. To do so, necessitates that we add 15 minutes of instructional time daily, for the Milford Middle School students.

This is where we need your help. In order to accomplish more instructional time for the middle school students at Milford, it will be necessary for K-8 students to arrive at Milford, 5-10 minutes earlier than they do currently. Therefore, beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2007 we will be asking bus drivers to begin their routes approximately 10 earlier. the student day will begin at 8:10 a.m., and the dismissal time will remain the same at 3:05 p.m. for those students who ride the bus.

We recognize this is a change and we wish we could have had this information from the Department of Education prior to the start of school. We did not, and now we are faced with making this change with the least amount of disruption. We certainly appreciate your understanding and cooperation and sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Milford School at 658-9444

Thank you.