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

Phase III: Community Involvement

January 2016-February 2016

January 12, 2016: Superintendent George Arlotto announced that Anne Arundel County Public Schools will hold four community forums in late January and early February to provide information and solicit feedback regarding a proposal to shift school start and dismissal times--pending full funding and broad community support--beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for a list of community forums.

February 2, 4, & 8, 2016: Anne Arundel County Public Schools community forums on Superintendent George Arlotto's proposed start and dismissal time model (December 2015). A formal survey regarding the Superintdent's proposed model  was available from February 8 through February 14.

February 17, 2016: the BOE discussed the Superintendent's Recommended Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget, which included Superintendent George Arlotto’s proposed start and dismissal time model (December 2015). Ultimately, the Board voted to remove the recommended $8.1 million dollars allocated to change school start & dismissal times. The Board then voted to add $1.4 million for a possible change to start times back into the budget. The Board then asked Dr. Arlotto to present additional School Start & Dismissal Time options for the 2017-2018 school year at the BOE meeting on April 20, 2016.

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