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

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Option II

Option II moves high school start times 18 minutes later to 7:35 AM and moves all elementary, middle, and special/alternative school start times 20 minutes later.

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

  • Bodkin Elementary School: 4:05 PM
  • Folger McKinsey Elementary School: 4:05 PM
  • Hebron-Harman Elementary School: 4:15 PM
  • Meade Heights Elementary School: 4:10 PM
  • Odenton Elementary School: 4:05 PM
  • Overlook Elementary School: 4:05 PM
  • Solley Elementary School: 4:05 PM

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

  • Magothy River Middle School: 4:10 PM
  • Old Mill Middle School North: 4:10 PM
  • Old Mill Middle School South: 4:10 PM
  • Severn River Middle School: 4:10 PM

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 buses 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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