WINDHAM- Windham Public Schools will have a change in school hours for the 2014-15 school year. Windham High School will now be 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Windham Middle School will be 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy will be 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sweeny Elementary will be 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Natchaug Elementary, Windham Center School, and North Windham Elementary will all be 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Windham Middle School committed to an eight hour school day to allow additional learning time and include enrichment programs. The Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy was accepted into the North East Middle School Athletic Conference, allowing students to compete in track, basketball and soccer against other area middle schools. An earlier school start time is required to participate in sporting events. Changing the start and end time of two schools affected the district-wide bus transportation schedule, resulting in a change of school hours for the entire district.