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

After-School Activities & Sports
Before & After-School Care
Definition of Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Events

Certifying Bus Drivers

While the majority of AACPS buses are owned by contractors, bus drivers are trained directly by Anne Arundel County. Each year, the Transportation Office struggles to find enough bus drivers to meet the demands of its students. To ensure the safety of our students, all bus drivers must pass an extensive certification process. Through this process, each prospective driver must:

  • Submit all driving records for review;
  • Be fingerprinted and cleared through a background check;
  • Pass an annual Department of Transportation annual physical (beginning Summer 2014, this physical includes passing a sleep apnea test);
  • Complete a driving test with the Maryland Motor Vehicles Association (MVA) and receive a commercial driver’s license with S/P (School Bus/Passenger) endorsement. The average timeline for scheduling the driver’s test with the MVA is four weeks;
  • Complete 36 hours of training behind the wheel training as well as 28 hours of classroom training to receive certification as an Anne Arundel County school bus driver.

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