School Start &

Dismissal Times

Phase I--Task Force: February 2014-December 2014
Phase II--New Work: January 2015-December 2015
Phase III--Community Involvement: January 2016-February 2016
Phase IV--Board Requested Options: March 2016-Present

Home Start & Dismissal Time Resources Task Force Members Start & Dismissal Community Surveys

Superintendent's Proposed Models for 2017 Start Times
Model Proposed in April 2016 (Following New BOE Request)
Model Proposed in December 2015
Task Force Conclusions
School Start & Dismissal Times Task Force Study: Execuitve Summary
Task Force Start Time Options with Cost Estimates

Considerations
Health
After-School Activities & Sports
Before & After-School Care
Transportation
Definition of Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Events


Phase II : New School Start Times Work

January 2015-December 2015

February 2, 2015: the Anne Arundel County Council passed a resolution encouraging the Anne Arundel County Board of Education and the Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools to establish safe and healthy school hours for all students. Click here to watch the video of this discussion from the Anne Arundel County Council Meeting on February 2, 2015, Anne Arundel County Council where this action occurred.

February 18, 2015: the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County Board of Education (BOE) – in the adoption of its FY2016 budget request – included $600,000 for the purpose of changing school start times.  Click here to link to watch the video of the February 18, 2015, BOE meeting where this action occurred. (Jump to Agenda item 4.01 for this specific discussion).  (For minutes of this meeting, click here).

June 12, 2015: the Anne Arundel County Council passed the AACPS budget and included $600,000 for AACPS to address the issue of changing school start times. Click here to watch the video of the June 15, 2015, Anne Arundel County Council meeting where this action occurred.

June 17, 2015: the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County (BOE) voted to allocate $600,000 “to shift current school hours no later than the start of the 2016-2017 school year.”  Click here to watch the video of the June 17, 2015, BOE meeting. (Jump to Agenda item 4.01 for this specific discussion). (For minutes of this meeting, click here).

December 16, 2015: Superintendent George Arlotto included $8.1 million in his recommended Fiscal Year 2017 budget to accomplish an across-the-county shift in school start and dismissal times beginning in August 2017.  In this plan, high schools are proposed to have a daily start time of 8:30 a.m. and a dismissal time of 3:18 p.m., middle schools would begin no earlier than 9:30 a.m. and end no later than 4:15 p.m., and elementary schools would begin between 7:50 and 9:15 a.m. and end between 2:15 and 3:40 p.m. (Click here for a list of tentative start and dismissal times by school).


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