Board of Education approves new start times for 2022-23 school year

At their meeting on Tuesday, May 24, the Guilderland Central School District board of education approved new school start and end times for the 2022-23 school year. The board reviewed the work of the school start time task force in light of several unchangeable factors of the district, including traffic patterns, the district’s geography and a shortage of bus drivers. After considering all of the options, the board voted to return to pre-pandemic school start and end times.

Watch the May 24 board of education meeting to view Dr. Wiles’ presentation and the board’s discussion about school start times.

2022-23 start and end times for GCSD schools:

High School

Drop Time: 7:05 a.m.
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
End Time 2:23 p.m.
Buses Depart: 2:45 p.m.
Late Bus: 3:25 p.m. (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
School Day: 6 hours, 53 minutes


Drop Time: 7:45 a.m.
Start Time: 7:50 a.m.
End Time: 1:50 p.m.
Buses Depart: 2:05 p.m.
Late Bus: 3:00 p.m. (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
School Day: 6 hours

Middle School

Drop Time: 8:35 a.m.
Start Time: 8:45 a.m.
End Time: 3:25 p.m.
Buses Depart: 3:35 p.m.
Late Bus: 4:05 p.m. (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
School Day: 6 hours, 40 mins

As specifics are finalized for the 2022-23 school year, more detailed information will be made available to GCSD families.

Thank you to all who volunteered their time to serve on the school start time task force.

This story was updated on June 10, 2022, to reflect the determination of an end time for Guilderland High School.

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