BIXBY, Okla. - The Bixby Public Schools Board approved a change to the district's regular bell schedule Friday.
The original schedule change proposed would be meant to move secondary students to a later schedule while moving elementary school students to an earlier schedule. The city's superintendent told FOX23 that a later bell schedule for teens comes from significant research showing the importance of getting enough sleep.
Bixby Public Schools offered parents the opportunity to make their opinions known about the possible change before January 31. Revisions were made to the initial proposal in response to those concerns.
The newly revised bell schedule has grades 7-12 moving to a start time of 8:45 a.m. and remaining on a six-period day that ends at 3:46 p.m. Elementary and intermediate school students will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:05 p.m.
Other districts including Tulsa, Jenks, Union, Sand Springs, and Glenpool already adopted a similar type of schedule.
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