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New Rochelle Schools Announce Changes to Resolve Loss of Instructional Hours at Middle Schools

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The City School District of New Rochelle announced Friday that the two Middle Schools will be in full compliance with the New York State mandated instructional hours requirement for the upcoming school year and beyond.

The move comes after the revelation last winter that the schools were not in compliance with a new state policy on instructional hours

The New Rochelle Board of Education is still facing a reduction in state aid after its failed to implement “appropriate schedule changes” in anticipation of new requirements by the New York State Board of Regents for minimum instructional hours in public schools that went into effect at the start of the 2018-19 school year.

On March 26, 2019, the school board hired Douglas A. Spencer law firm to investigate the matter. The board has yet to announce the results of the investigation.

Students attending 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Albert Leonard Middle School will commence their day at 8:20 a.m. and first period will commence at 8:30 a.m. Eighth period will end at 3:16 p.m. and an extra help period will be made available to our students from 3:18 p.m. to 3:48 p.m.

Students attending the 6th grade at Isaac E. Young will commence their day at 8:15 a.m. and first period will commence at 8:20 a.m. Eighth period will end at 3:00 p.m. and an extra help period will be made available to our students from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students attending the 7th and 8th grades at Isaac E. Young will commence their day at 8:25 a.m. and first period will commence at 8:30 a.m. 8th period will end at 3:16 p.m. and an extra help period will be made available to our students from 3:18 p.m. to 3:48 p.m.

Late Bee Line bussing will be available for students (who are eligible to ride the bus) choosing to attend extra help.

“We appreciate our parents’ patience in providing the District with the time to work through this complex and challenging issue” said a District spokesperson. “We look forward to another great year for our Middle School students.”

Updated bus schedules for ALMS and IEYMS will be shared with families in August.

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