Rise & Shine: IPS is looking for feedback on new school start time plans

It seems like it became spring in Indianapolis overnight (I’m outright ignoring any winter-like forecasts that might be in play this weekend). In our office, the warm weather brought back memories of a question that could make or break a kid’s day, kindergarten and college alike: “Can we have class outside?”

The Chalkbeat Indiana team would like to strongly suggest that, if you’re in the power to do so, the answer be “Yes.”

Happy Friday!

— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

START TIMES: Indianapolis Public Schools isare changing school start times next year — again. But first, officialsthey want help choosing between two options. Read more from WFYI and WIBC.

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