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Hattabaugh Plans Only A Few Changes For CMS Schedules

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Hugh Hattabaugh CMS Interim Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh says he won't recommend doing away with school days that end at 4:15. The district shifted several schools to a later start time this year to save nearly $4 million. This week many parents told the school board the later school day disrupts family routines. Hattabaugh does want to make a few schedule changes. He plans to recommend shifting schedules at ten schools. At least two of those have end times at 4:15. He says that could save the district $600,000. "I would love to be able to give everyone the exact pick-up time they'd like, have a taxi-cab service like we used to have," says Hattabaugh. "But the reality is transportation's been cut $15 million over the last 4 years. We're looking at another $600,000 I've asked them to come up with so we can re-direct that savings to our existing operations" Hattabaugh also says he plans to recommend keeping elementary schools on the longer seven hour school days. The district extended those schedules this year to help cut down on transportation costs.