Teenagers sleep. Or at least they should. According to studies, they need at least 8.5-9.25 hours each night. By adjusting the bell times of a district, teen students can start their day a little bit later and we as a community can provide them with more time to get the much-needed rest they require for proper mental, physical and emotional development during those integral years.
School districts tend to find that when students start later in the day there is a marked improvement of test scores, grades, and overall performance in core curriculum.
Giving teenagers more sleep certainly isn’t the only reason to look at a bell-time optimization! Reducing deadhead, minimizing time on the road for buses, and eliminating route overlap for each bus every day, adds up quickly. The truth is: Bell time optimization can result in huge savings for districts of all sizes, in all communities from urban to rural.
Having bus drivers drop off students from one school, then turn around and begin picking up students for another, requires time. Expecting drivers to accomplish this on a tight schedule
If schools can save years on the service life of a bus, they can save big money from maintenance and replacement costs. Properly calibrated bell time schedules means that schools can minimize road time and get more miles from their existing fleet and to better understanding bus-tier crossover data
How Can Edulog Advisory Services Help You?
District size, the number of buses on the road, rural vs. city, and walking distances are all important factors to enhancing transportation efficiency through effective bell-time schedules.
Contact Edulog Advisory Services today to begin the conversation about the many ways we can help you fine-tune your transportation department.