How does the staggered school schedule save money? The buses are on the road the same amount of time. Drivers get paid the same amount of money. The same amount of gas, if not more, is being used.
The schools emphasize how important it is for parents to be involved in their child's education, yet they do everything they can to make it hard on the parents. Being someone that knows what sacrifice is, I can say that there is not much more that can be sacrificed. As hard as it is to find a job in today's economy, it is not right to put this hardship on working parents. Not many employers are going to be open to schedule changes to accommodate the staggered schedule. Putting parents out of work is not the right thing to do.
The reversed staggered schedule may make it so that, in the winter, the elementary students aren't at the bus stop before the sun comes out, but they will be getting home after the sun goes down.
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