Changes at Valley View as school starts Wednesday

Valley View has changes for this school year

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Valley View School District made some changes ahead of Wednesday’s first day of school.

The Valley View Junior High School building is located in South Jonesboro.
The Valley View Junior High School building is located in South Jonesboro. (Source: KAIT)

According to the district’s Facebook post, classes now start at 7:50 a.m.

High School Principal David Goodin said the change was done to help students.

“We were able to tweak the schedule to make it more user-friendly as far as like starting and stopping times and the equality of the periods, you know, and not have to shorten any periods so there were some beneficial aspects to us, too,” Goodin said.

He added traffic is expected to be heavy each morning, and administrators want parents to understand it can be challenging.

“We hope everybody is courteous. People do get frustrated from time to time but we do have people, like our SROs, do a great job of trying to direct traffic but they do it every day and deal with a lot of stress on them but they’re doing the best,” Goodin said.

If your children attend both the junior high and intermediate schools, he said you should drop both of them off at the intermediate.

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Junior high students can walk through a tunnel to get to their campus.

The district hopes this will alleviate some issues at the car line.

They told parents the process of dropping and picking up children should improve as the school year progresses.

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