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Madison Co. Schools acknowledge first-day problems

School commuter traffic (Source: WAFF) School commuter traffic (Source: WAFF)

After just one day of the new staggered start times, Madison County Board of Education representatives said they were aware of the traffic problems the new schedules created. 

Madison County Schools Director of Communications, Geraldine Tibbs, said they were not sure yet whether they would make changes if necessary.

“The staggered start times are going great in some areas and in some areas we have some challenges we have to work out and we will do that,” Tibbs said. “We're going to have to tweak the schedule a little bit to make sure everything works.”

This could mean different pick-up and drop-off times or even different routes, but Tibbs said at this time the district is unsure what, if any changes, need to be made.

Tibbs said since there is usually more traffic the first week of school, no changes will be made until at least next week, once some of that initial traffic wears down.

Currently, elementary schools and smaller middle schools fun from 7:45-2:30 and the larger middle schools and high schools run from 8:30-3:30.

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