The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted shift school start and dismissal times for the 2017-2018 year.
The plan, approved by a 6-2 vote, calls for elementary, middle and special schools to start 15 minutes later and end 15 minutes later. High schools will start at 7:30 a.m. instead of the current 7:17 a.m.
The shift will require the purchase of 10 additional buses, and will cost approximately $618,000, which was included within the FY2016 approved Operating Budget.
The changes do not alter the start times at Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School, Monarch Academy Public Charter School, and Monarch Global Contract School. Those schools are responsible for their own transportation arrangements and establish their own start and dismissal times.
The Board of Education will provide a complete list of new start and dismissal times for all county schools later this year.