Late Start

Millard Public Schools implements new E-learning and 10 a.m. late start policy

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Late Start

This schedule will be the one followed on late start days.

This schedule will be the one followed on late start days.

photo by Noah Walls

This schedule will be the one followed on late start days.

photo by Noah Walls

photo by Noah Walls

This schedule will be the one followed on late start days.

Noah Walls, Staff Reporter

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This school year, Millard Public Schools is allowed to call a late start for students on school days. A late start would be set to have students come to school at 10 a.m. instead of completely dismissing the school day. The late starts are in the event of inclement weather, the district may delay the start of the school day by two hours.

Over the summer, MPS Superintendent proposed an idea to the school board to provide an option instead of making up our extra days at the end of May. E-learning will also be continued this year.

“I believe e-learning is a great concept that definitely improves our students learning,” principal Greg Tiemann said. “The nice thing about it is that students don’t have a huge gap of school learning that they have missed.”

Improving the way of working around inclement weather has been a priority for the school board for awhile now. Proposes have been made multiple times in the past, and this is the latest solution.

All of Millard Public Schools will participate in the new policy.

“Safety will always be our first priority,” MPS Superintendent Jim Sutfin said. “There are times when a storm ends and delaying the start until the sun is up and rush hour traffic has subsided that could be an advantage for all of us.”

This years first late start will be the first test of the new inclement weather policy.

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