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

Option I

Option I moves high school start times 13 minutes later to 7:30 AM and moves all elementary, middle, and special/alternative school start times 15 minutes later.

This option would result in two elementary schools dismissing after 4:00 PM:

  • Hebron-Harman Elementary School: 4:10 PM
  • Meade Heights Elementary School: 4:05 PM

This option would also result in four middle schools dismissing after 4:00 PM:

  • Magothy River Middle School: 4:05PM
  • Old Mill Middle School North: 4:05 PM
  • Old Mill Middle School South: 4:05 PM
  • Severn River Middle School: 4:05PM

This option would also result in two special/alternative schools dismissing after 4:00 PM:

  • Mary Moss @ J. Albert Adams Academy: 4:25 PM
  • Marley Glen Special: 4:10 PM

This option would require an additional 10 buses to accommodate the high school trips currently using available non-public buses. These busses would not be available with the later high school start time.  Using the projected 2018 annual cost per bus of $61,806, the total cost of this option would be $618,060 to resolve the non-public transportation requirements.

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