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Take the RUSD Start and End Time, Calendar and Transportation Survey Today!

03/08/2016

We are celebrating some wonderful successes across Racine Unified this year! We are thrilled at the progress our students are making. We have more work to do and we want you to be part of it.

After hearing from our parents and staff, we have developed some options that include revising our transportation policies, school start and end times and our calendar. We want to provide high-quality learning opportunities for every child. The District believes these options offer several positive benefits for our students, families and staff including:

  • Later start times for middle and high school students
  • Shorter average bus ride time for students
  • Opportunity for more students in grades families to receive busing  (eligibility reduced from 2 miles to 1.5 miles)
  • Consistent start and end times across grade bands (elementary, middle, high)
  • Longer music, art and physical education classes for elementary students
  • More training and planning time for teachers
  • Lengthening the school day slightly, allowing for a shorter school year by 3-4 days (ending first week of June)

Your voice is crucial to this process. We want your feedback on our proposals so that our decisions will reflect the priorities of our families and our staff. Please take just a few minutes to complete a brief survey on these options.

If you are an RUSD family or community member you can complete the survey by clicking here.
Si usted es una familia de RUSD o es miembro de la comunidad de Racine, por favor llene la encuesta en español aqui.
If you are an RUSD staff member, you can complete the survey by clicking here.


If you prefer, a paper copy of the survey was also sent to your home. You can complete and return it to your child’s school.

Completed surveys must be received by Tuesday, March 22. Please know that all survey responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We value your input on decisions that will impact you and your family. Your voice will help shape the future of our District.