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Letter from the Superintendent of Schools - adjusting school start times beginning fall 2016 (revised with link ac

posted Feb 24, 2016, 5:32 AM by Susan Conley

Letter from the Superintendent; adjusting school start times (print view)

February 23, 2016

Dear MSAD #51 Community,

The MSAD #51 Board of Directors, at their February 22 regular meeting, approved adjusting the start times for all students in grades K-12 beginning in the 2016-17 school year.  Below is a listing of the  

current start and end times along with the new 2016-17 times:


Current School Day

2016-17 School Day

2016-17 Wed. Early Release

Greely High School

7:30 AM-2:12 PM

8:00 AM-2:30 PM

8:00 AM-1:30 PM

Greely Middle School 6-8

7:33 AM-2:15 PM

8:00 AM-2:33 PM

8:00 AM-1:33 PM

Greely Middle School 4-5

8:30 AM-3:00 PM

8:45 AM-3:15 PM

8:45 AM-12:30 PM

Mabel I. Wilson School

8:30 AM-3:00 PM

8:45 AM-3:15 PM

8:45 AM-12:30 PM

Many thanks to the 18-member Secondary Late Start Committee for their work on developing a plan to meet the needs of all of our K-12 learners.  The committee wishes to extend an appreciation to the   1,300 students, parents, staff, and community members who provided feedback on this topic through a survey that indicated 85% support for the change to later start times.

I am confident that this change in start times is in the best interest of our students and I am pleased that our district has made this important shift in line with indisputable research supporting this  


For more information on the topic of late starts, please click this link.   If you have further questions on this change, please contact me at jporter@msad51.org.


Jeffrey Porter

Superintendent of Schools