Speak Out: Will New School Start/End Times Impact You?

The school system's new transportation plan will go into effect this school year.

A new transportation plan was approved by the school board in May of 2011 that is expected to save the school system about $1.2 million.

The new transportation plan, designed to save the county money starting in fiscal year 2013, means bus drivers will have to take on more routes, requiring schools to adjust start and end times.

Most schools will only be affected by a 15 to 30 minute shift but some schools will see significant shifts such as Eldersburg Elementary which will start at 7:45 a.m., an hour and twenty minutes earlier than the previous start time of 9:05 a.m.

Will the new school start/end times impact your family? Tell us in comments.


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Sue Keller August 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Yup. Will more than likely have to get before school care because the bus pick-up time is about 1/2 hour later than I was originally told..........Thanks, CCPS!
Sue Keller August 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM
You're the first person to bring this up....you're right, it will be totally nuts.
Alissa August 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Do you remember what it was like near the end of this past year when there was the tornado warning? And that was with only two routes per bus!
Jaimie Hanson August 27, 2012 at 02:36 AM
No one cares about the children, that is all that matters. I would rather them tax me extra then have my 6 year old son get up at 5 something and be dressed and picked up in the dark at 7:15 am. If you do not have kids and do not want to be taxed, FINE! I'll pay extra! I already pay tons for water and I pay for my trash! My son is going to eat lunch at 10:20 in the Morning!!! This is so wrong!! When the MSAs start to go down they will care! When I went to back the school night...the principle basically said to get used to it. The teachers and staff like the fact they get to leave early. Well that's swell! The county could care less about the community! I called, I complained, I did everything I could. It's so wrong, and what is sad is they know it!
Buck Harmon August 27, 2012 at 02:49 AM
The Carroll County Government , Including the school board are a combined failed system. The citizen's don't get what they pay for and have not for a very long time. Failed government seems to be accepted as the norm these days, please DON'T get used to it. Shout a little louder...fight the good fight for the sake of the children!


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