PPS Discusses Later Start For Students

The school day could start a bit later at Peoria Public Schools next year.

The PPS School Board discussed pushing class schedules back 30 minutes at Monday night’s meeting.

The Journal Star reports that the move could save the district an estimated $500-thousand.

PPS officials say if a later start is approved, all teachers would meet before school in professional learning communities, requiring fewer substitute teachers during the day. Currently, teachers meet at different times throughout the day.

A vote on the potential time change is planned for December 11th.

The change would take effect in the 2018-19 school year.