MVCSC School Board Passes Early Release Wednesday for the 2020-2021 School Year

MVCSC Early Release Wednesday begins 2020-2021

On Monday, April 20, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) School Board passed the principals’ proposal to change Wednesday’s schedule from a 45 minute delayed start to a 45 minute early release.


In January, all five principals made this proposal to the MVCSC School Board, citing data that showed tardies are excessive, discipline is more challenging, and students are dysregulated with starting school 45 minutes late. The data was compiled from surveys sent to all staff.


MVCSC asked the community to participate in a survey on this proposal. Out of 999 responses, having an Early Release Wednesday was favored. Five Virtual Town Hall Meetings were offered to parents to directly ask questions to all five principals and Superintendent Dr. Parker. The 46 Virtual Town Hall attendees provided a dynamic exchange of information.


In summary, Early Release Wednesday will begin in 2020-2021 where the school day will be shortened 45 minutes and bus routes will depart 45 minutes earlier. 

  • The first and last Wednesday of the year will be a regular release (no Early Release Wednesday).

  • 2-Hour Delays on a Wednesday would have a regular release (no Early Release Wednesday) on that day.

  • After-School care through the YMCA will be offered at all elementary schools and our middle school

  • We will host after-school study tables for middle and high school students participating in athletics or other regular after-school activities. No other students will be allowed to stay in the school buildings.

  • Buses will run their regular routes only 45 minutes earlier on Early Release Wednesdays.

  • Proposed release times for next year:

  Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Wednesday
Building Students Dismissed Buses Depart Students Dismissed Buses Depart
FES  2:10 2:17 1:25 1:32
MES 2:10 2:17 1:25 1:32
MCE 2:10 2:17 1:25 1:32
MVMS 3:45 3:53 3:00 3:08
MVHS 3:30 3:40 2:45 2:55

For questions, please contact your child’s school principal: 

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