Oregon-Davis Officials Decide Not to Change School Start Time

Oregon-Davis Schools’ start time will stay at 7:20 a.m. School officials recently revisited the idea of pushing back the start of school to 7:45 or 8:00 Central, but once again, the school district’s proximity to the Eastern Time Zone ultimately led them to decide against the change.

Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says he talked to many patrons and parents before he made his recommendation to the school board Monday. “We have so many of our parents that work on Eastern Time Zone, so when we start school at 7:20, that is 8:20 Eastern Standard Time, and so, I told the board, at this time, I’m not going to pursue changing the school time,” he explains. “They agreed with me on that, so our start time will still be the same, at 7:20.”

One thing that will change is the school board’s meeting schedule. Harman says that from now on, the school board will meet on the second Monday of each month, rather than the third. “The main reason is due to the recommendation of the State Board of Accounts to approve claims in a timely manner,” he explains.

Also during Monday’s meeting, the Oregon-Davis School Board re-approved a service agreement with the Bowen Center. It had been approved last month, but Harman says it had to be updated to correct an error with the date.