Bell Schedule Evaluation - 2019 -2020

Bell Schedule Evaluation

Purpose: To design and implement the process used to solicit input, analyze the data, and make recommendations to the larger Bell Schedule Committee. 

Bell Schedule FAQ 

Our 2015-16 Schedule Advisory Committee did extensive research and sought input from our parents, students and community to develop the desired outcomes of our school bell schedule. The district values the work and dedication of this original group and will continue to support the desired outcomes of the SAC Schedule Recommendation as we modify our current bell schedule to comply with instructional minute regulations and new legislation.

Thank you to all of the stakeholders who participated in our input sessions on January 30 and February 6, 2020


Bell Schedule Committee (BSC) Purpose

The BSC will consider information gathered during the bell schedule evaluation process and make a recommendation to the Superintendent regarding a possible revision to the existing bell schedule within the identified parameters. Any revision to the current bell schedule must be in compliance with all legal requirements, with district requirements, and in consultation with employee groups.

Bell Schedule Committee Composition

This group will be broadly representative of stakeholders (Certificated, Classified, Admin, Students, Parents, Board).  The BSC will consist of the following members:

  • 9 BSE members (Carrie Bosco, Julie Grenier, Adam Minyard, Greg Louie, Amy Obenour, Alinna Satake, KC Cochran, Rick Ellis, Jen Young)
  • 2 Board members
  • Mike Grove, Superintendent
  • 4 parents
  • 4 students
  • 4 additional teachers 
  • 2 Classified representatives

Applications are now closed for this committee.  This committee will convene in March 2020 to begin the next steps in the Bell Schedule process.


Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who attended our Stakeholder Input Sessions which were held on Nov 7, Nov 14 and Nov 15, 2019. 

We asked our stakeholders these questions:

1. In what important ways does our current bell schedule work well (for students, for parents, for staff)?

2. What important needs are not being addressed well by our current bell schedule (for students, for parents, for staff)?

3. If we were to modify one thing about our current bell schedule what do you think it should be?

4. Our Governor signed a bill into law requiring that high schools adopt 8:30 start times. What do you think the potential impact of this would be at our school?

5. What question(s) do you need answered?

Members of Bell Schedule Evaluation planning group:

Carrie Bosco - Associate Superintendent

Greg Louie - Saratoga HS Principal

Adam Minyard - Los Gatos HS Asst. Principal

Amy Obenour - DTA President,  SHS Teacher

Alinna Satake - SHS Guidance Dept Chair

KC Cochran - LGHS Guidance Dept Chair

Rick Ellis - SHS Teacher

Jen Young - LGHS Teacher

Julie Grenier- Manager of Information Services

Bell Schedule Timeline