This district....WOW! Maybe they're only adding an hour, but the pay isn't going up! http://www.thestarpress.com/story/n...s-tardy-bell-ring-hour-earlier-k-5/399123001/ I know their schedule well enough to say the article misrepresents the previous student dismissal as 3:00, when it was, in fact, 2:30 for the students (the student day ran 8:30 to 2:30; the teachers' contracted day ran from 8:00 to 3:30). Elementary teachers will have to work from 7:00 to 3:30, or an extra hour per day—despite their existing contract, and without additional pay. These teachers haven't seen a raise in 12 years. Bus routes will be extended from half an hour to over an hour. Buses will be crowded, violent, and out of control. Who will want to send their kids to these schools? Who will want to teach there? I feel horrible for these teachers and these families. It's as if the state has declared war on the entire city.