Dedicated high school students from MCCSC empowering peers to engage with administration, promote clear communication, and participate in district policy.

MCCSC announced the decision of a schedule for all high schools to follow beginning fall of 2024. Read the full announcement.
Read teacher concerns regarding the announcement.


We are a group of high school students across MCCSC with the goal of amplifying and empowering the student body to approach administration in a clear, cohesive manner. We want to encourage and mobilize students to actively participate in district policy. We also keep students as well as the greater Monroe County community informed by providing information about district and school board-related events and updates.

This site is completely student-led and is not affiliated with administration. Read the full disclaimer.

Student representatives from each school meet on a regular basis to discuss topics at hand and coordinate events across schools. This website serves as an information “hub” of sorts, where common details and events are posted.

Each school also has its own branch and page with information which can be accessed at the navigation menu above.


2024-25 School Year
MCCSC High School Schedule Change

A diverse group of parents collaborated to write an open letter to the MCCSC school board. Read and sign it here.

BHSN Faculty worked together to write an open letter to the MCCSC Community. Read it here.

BHSS Faculty worked together to write a letter to Superintendent Dr. Hauswald. The letter collected over 100 signatures before being hand-delivered to the district administration.


What schedules are the schools currently on?

Bloomington North and The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship are currently on an alternating “block eight” schedule. Students are enrolled in eight classes each semester, with four periods per day, periods 1-4 on “maroon” days and 5-8 on “gold” days, with 80-minute periods, alternating each day all year. North’s daily bell schedule can be viewed here. Not working? Try here.

Bloomington South is currently on a trimester schedule. Students are enrolled in five classes each trimester, for a total of 15 classes. Students attend the same five periods each day. South’s daily bell schedule can be viewed here. Not working? Try here.

Bloomington Graduation School is on a semester schedule with five hour-long periods per day, for a total of ten classes.

Both North and South have enrichment time where students can sign up for additional academic support or extracurriculars: “tutorial” for 37 minutes each day at North, 45 minutes each day at ASE, two tutorials 25 minutes each at BGS, and “panther plus” for 45 minutes each day at South.

Is there a schedule change?

Yes. MCCSC announced on September 25, 2023 that “administration identified disparities and biases that occur because our current high school schedules are not aligned.” The letter went on to say: “we have begun an investigative process to determine how to align our secondary schedules across the district for greater equity and improved continuity.”

View the full letter here. Not working? Try here.

Why is there a schedule change?

The official reason for a change is stated in MCCSC’s September 25, 2023 letter (linked below).

Another stated reason from Dr. Hauswald in an interview with The North Star, BHSN’s student-produced newspaper: “He said, ‘Through remote technology, there could be those opportunities for access if you had a common schedule.’ He cited examples such as the offering of AP African American Studies at BHSN which is not an option at South.”

View the full letter here. Not working? Try here.

View The North Star article here. Not working? Try here.

Has this been decided?

Yes. MCCSC’s September 25, 2023 announcement states “this will result in the creation of a new MCCSC high school common schedule for the 2024-2025 school year.

View the full letter here. Not working? Try here.

What schedule will the schools switch to?

Though no comprehensive schedule plan has been released, MCCSC announced on October 20, 2023 that the new schedule will be a “hybrid block” in which students will be able to be in 8 classes, and a school day will consist of six 60-minute periods. They also promise “intervention time,” though the frequency and length of this time is not mentioned.

Read the full announcement.

What do the superintendent and school board do?

Due to the high school bell schedules being an “operational decision,” the superintendent, Dr. Jeff Hauswald, has full control over it.

The school board is consisted of seven members who are elected by Monroe County community members. Their main purpose is to: 1) hire and evaluate the superintendent; and 2) vote on district-wide policies, financial transactions, and other administrative decisions that require approval from the board.

The only influence the school board has over this decision is that they can “threaten” the superintendent with his job with the board notifying him of “unsatisfactory services.” This is outlined explicitly in MCCSC Policy 1241.

How can I get involved?

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The Optimist Article PublishedSouth’s student-produced newspaper published an article in which Superintendent Hauswald confirmed rumors of a schedule change.
Read the article here.
MCCSC Letter Sent to FamiliesA letter was sent to high school families, officially confirming the creation of a new common schedule.
View the letter here. Not working? Try here.
MCCSC Board MeetingRegularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting. 17 public comments were given regarding the schedule change.
Watch the video here. View the agenda here.
BHSN Student-Led
Open Forum
Opportunity for North students to discuss concerns and raise questions during tutorial. Student-led with building admin approval.
Announcement of Focus Groups Sent to FamiliesA letter was sent to high school families and the MCCSC community announcing focus groups that would be conducted by the INsite Consortium at the IU School of Education in the upcoming weeks.
View the letter here. Not working? Try here.
First Students Selected for Focus GroupsThe first group of students were notified of selection via school email. They were given the choice to opt-out.
Read the letter students received here.
Community Focus Group Sign-up Form Sent OutA sign up form was sent out to MCCSC families and community members offering them an opportunity to “provide input related to aligning high school schedules.”
View the letter here. Not working? Try here.
Fill out the sign-up form before Wednesday, October 18.
BHSS Student-Led Writing WorkshopEducating interested South students on strategies for writing speeches for the October board meeting during panther plus. Student-led with teacher approval.
BHSN Student-Led Student Voice TutorialStudent-led tutorial where North students learned about the process of speaking at a board meeting, the rules/guidelines for speaking, and pairing speakers with writers.
#OptionsAreEquity Community RallyStudent, teacher, and community rally to demonstrate concerns, as expressed by faculty at North and South through each school’s letters. Around 250 attendees. View media coverage.
Location: Monroe County Courthouse Square
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
MCCSC Board MeetingRegularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting.
The meeting lasted over five hours, with over two being public comment. 45 students, parents, teachers, and community members spoke up about the schedule change.
A motion was carried that outlined criteria for schedule alignment. It delayed the change, required data sharing and Educators’ Association consultation, and the formation of a citizens’ advisory committee to recommend a course of action to the district and the board.
View the meeting video, agenda, or minutes.
Location: MCCSC Co-Lab – 553 E Miller Dr, Bloomington, IN 47401
Time: 6:00 PM

Photos by Nora Collins