Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

APS Awaits Feedback On Time Change.

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

Valley, Manzano To Seek Support

The APS district has cleared most of the hurdles that would prevent high schools from switching to a later start time, and now it's up to school officials to drum up support for the schedule change, the superintendent says.

Valley and Manzano high school clusters have until March 31 to determine if they have enough community support for the schedule change that would have high schools switch start times with elementary schools, Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Brad Allison said Thursday.

Allison said that while he's leaving the final decision up to the two clusters, he expects the time change will go district-wide within two years.

"We feel confident we can do it," Allison said Thursday afternoon, after a meeting with school, city and county officials and parents regarding the change.

Now all that the Valley and Manzano cluster schools, which include the feeder elementary and middle schools, have to do is sell it to their communities, Allison said. …

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