Welcome to Start School Later Anne Arundel County, MD!
Let's get this done! The AACPS Board of Education is meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10 a.m.. PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING AND TESTiFYING at this CRITICAL MEETING!
The County Council has has FULLY RESTORED THE FUNDING for software, a person to run it, AND BUSES to cover a 30 minute shift for all, as requested by the BOE, in the transportation category. That's a win for us! But now we need to let the Board know that we fully expect Superintendent Arlotto to carry out their wishes for a temporary 1/2 hour slide IN AUGUST. We also need to let the Board know that you hope Dr Arlotto will buy the software now and use it to come up with a more permanent solution by the time he submits next year's budget request to the Board in December.
Even if you can't attend the meeting, please email the Board of Education to let them know that you want to see this done!
Our 12 local high schools now start at 7:17 a.m. (the earliest start time in the state of Maryland, and one of the earliest in the country) and end at 2:05 p.m. Various groups of parent and other activists have been working to change these hours since the late 1990s.
Ensuring healthy school hours for the children in this county will depend on local as well as state and national efforts.
For more information or to get involved in the effort to move Anne Arundel County Public Schools, please fill out the contact form on this page. Check out our Facebook Group, too!
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5:30 AM Bus? It's True!
Some county high school students have bus pick-ups as early as 5:30 am this year - and they are expected to be at the bus stop 10 minutes earlier (5:20 AM).
Listen to Heather Macintosh, SSL AA County Director, on WRNR, January 10, 2013