Seattle Public Schools announces changes in next year's scheduling

Seattle Public Schools announced major changes in scheduling for next year.

The school day will be 20 minutes longer, but exact timing is still unclear.

That’s because the district doesn’t know if it’ll have a three-tiered system or a two-tiered one.

Currently, it has three start times and three end times for all schools.

SPS has asked the City of Seattle for $2.3 million to facilitate the change down to a two tier-system -- meaning two different start times, and two end times, instead of three,.

The district promises final answers by June 16.

If anyone has comments or questions about any of the potential schedule changes, you can always email or share your perspective regarding the two-tier versus three-tier school schedule by emailing