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Organization Gaining Support To Switch Indiana to Central Time Zone

By: Anita Goodan
Published: November 9th, 2012

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

A spokesperson with the Central Time Coalition from Carmel, Indiana presented the Knox Community School Board with a resolution. Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the organization is gathering support from many school corporations to get the state on one time zone.

“And the reason for wanting Central Time is that they believe during the school year that it would be a safety issue,” explained Gappa. “The sun would come up later and rise at 7:15 a.m. every morning so you wouldn’t have kids standing out in the dark waiting for buses to come. It would be easier to schedule events when all of the schools and other community groups are on the same time zone.”

Gappa said the board adopted the resolution.

“The board voted in favor of it, along with many other schools, because they view it the same way the Coalition does. It would be a safety issue and it would be better if we were all on the Central Time Zone,” said Gappa.

The Central Time Coalition is expected to present that resolution to the Indiana legislature to help with discussions on the time zone.

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