The current CMS bell schedules are causing problems for teachers, children, and parents. The 4:15 dismissal times are too late for students and the 7 hour day is too long for elementary children. After school activities are limited, time for homework is reduced, teachers are working the equivalent of an extra month with no pay, and most importantly, children do not have time to be kids. Some students are getting on buses before 6:00am while others return home after 5:30pm. There are major negative impacts on staff, children and families. Please do what is best for our children and institute age appropriate bell schedules.