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Unit 5 Superintendent Mark Daniel

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The McLean County Unit 5 Board of Education has approved changes to start and end times for the 2016-17 school year.

This change from a three-tier to a two-tier system means elementary students will be starting the school day at 7:45. High schools will start at 8:30 and middle schools start latest at 8:45.

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Students, parents and teachers are voicing their concerns about possible changes to school bus routes and start times. More than fifteen people spoke during a regular board meeting. Unit 5 Superintendent Mark Daniel says the budget situation is forcing them to make changes.

Unit 5 Schools Waiting On Springfield Lawmakers

Feb 11, 2016
Michael Hill / WGLT

The Unit 5 Board of Education is preparing for the worst as the budget impasse in Springfield continues. The state has promised the unit at least $5 million in grants for transportation and special education, but there’s no guarantee those grants will come.

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The Unit Five School District has been getting a lot of feedback on a survey of transportation options. Unit Five is trying to cut a million dollars from its transportation budget.

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