Move Back PS 261 Start Time
We, the undersigned parents of PS 261, call on the school to restore the old school day--8.40 to 3:00. We feel the new schedule is not family friendly. In the morning, it means waking sleeping children to get them to school on time, especially since many of them commute from long distances. In the afternoon, it means having to provide an extra half hour of childcare, as few working parents can make the 2:40 pick-up. And students who stay for the after-school program now have to sit around for an hour and a half until the elective activity begins (at 4.15).