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Sullivan High School Start Time Moved to 9 A.M. for 2015-16 School Year

By Linze Rice | August 4, 2015 6:04am | Updated on August 4, 2015 8:44am
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ROGERS PARK — Sullivan High School in Rogers Park will be among several area schools to see different bell schedules for the upcoming school year.

Sullivan is one of 82 Chicago Public Schools affected by a shift in start times.

Under the new rules, start and finish times will be one hour later: last year, classes ran from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. but now school hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., according to CPS.

On July 1, Chicago Public Schools officials announced bell times would shift at some schools as part of the $200 million in cuts the school district rolled out. Schools with changing bell times were given final notice of their schedules on Monday, CPS spokeswoman Emily Bittner said.

Shifting the start time at the 77 schools will save CPS $9.2 million by reducing the number of bus shifts to two, allowing the district to cut 160 buses and 75 aides, Bittner said.

"With a $1.1 billion budget deficit, the bell time shift provides significant savings instead of making cuts to the classroom," she said.

Representatives for Sullivan could not be reached for comment.

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