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Public forum Nov. 2 on Marysville schools shifting start, stop times

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District Board of Directors' regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 will include a public forum on proposed changes to school start and stop times and transportation schedules, which would take effect during the 2010-11 school year.

The MSD Service Center Board room has hosted public forums on the proposed changes, open to school district parents, students, staff and other community members. A short survey and a briefing paper on the proposed changes, the latter including a list of the pros and cons for each proposed change, were also posted on the district Web site, at www.msvl.k12.wa.us.

The changes in school start and stop times need to happen to accommodate the opening of Marysville-Getchell High School, and all schools in the district will be affected by the proposed schedule changes. Under Option 6.1, Marysville-Getchell would start and end 10 minutes earlier, while Marysville-Pilchuck High School and the elementary and middle schools would start and end 15 minutes later. Under Option 7.1, the elementary and middle schools would start and end 30 minutes earlier, while the high schools would start and end two hours and 30 minutes later.

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