WILLIAMSBURG-JAMES CITY COUNTY — After a successful two-week pilot program, Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC) has announced the schedule change implemented during a September trial period will remain in effect for the remainder of the first semester.
WJCC ran a trial of the schedule change from Sept. 20-30. School start and end times were adjusted by ten minutes in order to accommodate bus routes and current school system transportation needs.
The schedule change is one of several actions WJCC has taken to respond to the system’s transportation needs. It continues to recruit and train new employees, with two new drivers starting last week.
The school system reports that during the past week, 75 percent of buses were on time and ready to pick up students at dismissal.
The schedule will remain as follows:
Tier 1 – High Schools
- 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
- Jamestown, Lafayette, and Warhill
Tier 2 – Middle and Elementary Schools
- 8 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
- Lois S. Hornsby, James Blair, Berkeley, and Toano
Tier 3 – Elementary Schools
- 9:40 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
- Clara Byrd Baker, J. Blaine, Laurel Lane, Matoaka, Matthew Whaley, and Norge
*WJCC notes that Bright Beginnings preschool times will not change
The data from the schedule change will continue to be examined and the school system plans to provide an update to families and staff in early January.