First day of school starts a little later in District 214

  • New Wheeling High School Principal Jerry Cook gives a fist bump to a student arriving to school Wednesday morning for the first day of school.

      New Wheeling High School Principal Jerry Cook gives a fist bump to a student arriving to school Wednesday morning for the first day of school. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/16/2017 4:22 PM

Students across Northwest Suburban High School District 214 got to sleep in a little bit later Wednesday, which marked the first day of school and the first day of later start times across the district.

Under a two-year pilot program approved by the school board last January, four of the district's high schools and three alternative schools now start their days at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3:10 p.m. Wheeling is from 8 a.m. to 3:19 p.m. and Rolling Meadows is from 8:05 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., because those schools operate on block schedules.

 

Before, most schools started around 7:30 a.m. and ended around 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday also marked the first day for new Wheeling Principal Jerry Cook, who gave fist bumps to students as they got off school buses. He was hired by District 214 after six years as principal of Elgin High School.

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