Please DON'T Change Start Time for Heritage Elementary School

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The Wake County School board is discussing the idea of changing the start time for Heritage Elementary School by 15 minutes. Thereby school starting at 8:25 and ending at 2:55.

Here is a link to the article for reference - Change the start of school

  • By changing the Elementary school time we are causing a carpool and traffic nightmare. We share an entrance with the Heritage Middle School. This will recreate the traffic issues that we have seen on Rogers Rd in the past
  • Students could be late if they have a sibling at a neighboring school that needs to be dropped off at the same time due to the increased amount of traffic.
  • Due to the larger amount of traffic at this proposed time the rate of accidents could increase.
  • Teachers who have students at other schools would not be able to drop them off early and make it to their schools on time
  • Our families may have to look at alternative methods of transportation due to child care issues and having to be at work by 8:00am or 8:30am
  • We currently don't have before school child care available. 
  • Parents would have to make work arrangements that they may not otherwise have to make


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