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Second Public Hearing on School Start/End Times
The School Board on March 31 will hold another public hearing on proposed changes to school start/end times to allow for an extra 20 minutes of learning time per school day. The hearing is from 6-7 p.m. at Casco Bay High School. The plan to have METRO buses transport high school students is part of the changes. Read about the latest proposed changes, which are included in the board's meeting packet, and see a METRO overview.


Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools serving approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and about 4,700 adult learners.  

The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities. 

Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

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