After announcing the school year will begin later and end later in 2019/2020, Rockford Public School District 205 announced the start and dismissal times will change, too. This includes all RPS 205 grades.

The changes come because of a shortage of bus drivers but will ultimately save the district over a half million dollars, according to

On Tuesday night, the board unanimously passed a plan to change bus routes in the district, reducing the number of buses. In order to do that– the district had to change start and dismissal times by 10 to 15 minutes at most schools

Elementary school bell time will be between five and time minutes (some as much 30 minutes earlier). Most of RPS 205's high schools and middle schools will start 15 minutes earlier. Dismissal times for most of the schools will be five to ten minutes earlier than their current leave time.

You can find every RPS 205 start/end time here.


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