Brookfield Local School District students won’t start classes next school year until Sept. 5 – a week later than this year – to give workers more time to complete the middle school remediation project.

However, students will get out of school earlier than they will this year – May 31, as opposed to June 2. How did district administrators pull this off? They will lengthen the school day next year by 15 minutes for middle and high school students and 10 minutes for elementary school students, said Supt. Toby Gibson.

This past year, middle and high school students could enter the building at 7:45 a.m. and classes began at 8 a.m. Next year, the doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and classes will commence at 7:45 a.m. The day will end at 2:30 p.m., as it did last year.

In the elementary school, the school day will begin at 8:35 a.m. instead of 8:45 a.m., and the day will end at 3 p.m., the same as last year.

Kindergarten will begin the week of Sept. 12.