Increased School Day for 2018-2019 school year

Increased School Day for 2018-2019 school year image

KPS will be increasing the school day for students by 25 minutes a day. Starting next fall (the 2018-2019 school year), students will start school five minutes earlier and release 20 minutes later than the current schedule.  Here is the new Daily Schedule for Horizon Middle School. This additional time allows us to teach students valuable life skills in Career Education and Social/Emotional Curriculum.

Kearney Public Schools has a shorter school day than many comparable districts, and most of those provide an early release day for staff collaboration. A few schools with longer student school days include Grand Island, Hastings, North Platte, Norfolk, Columbus, Papillion LaVista, and Lincoln Public Schools (among others).

The changes in the schedules are a direct result of input from our parents, community members, teachers and staff from our Strategic Plan development meetings. Our teachers need additional time to teach important social/emotional and career education curriculum while maintaining time for our current subjects.

Bright Futures Preschool 8:30-3:20

Bright Futures Toddlers 8:20-3:20

Park, Windy Hills, Buffalo Hills, Kenwood 8:05-3:25

Bryant, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast 8:10-3:30

Emerson, Glenwood 8:15-3:35

Horizon, Sunrise 8:10-3:35

Kearney High School 8:00-3:41