The Norton Schools continue to prepare for a transition to a program known at Multi-Tiered Systems of Support schedule to begin in the fall of 2012. MTSS is a system whereby students are grouped for intensive instruction in areas of need in math and reading, and the groupings are based on assessment data. This is a complicated system and requires some significant training. In order to have the time to do the training, there will be four late starts for the Norton Schools this year; the third of these is Wednesday, February 29 and school will not start until 10:30 a.m. there will be no breakfast served and buses will run their normal routes, two hours later than usual. School will; be dismissed at the normal time. the norton schools apologize for the inconvenience these late starts will cause parents.