Three Bowie Schools to See Bell Changes This Fall
The changes will allow for millions in transportation savings and increased instructional time for struggling students.
In an effort to save around $5 million dollars from the budget, 34 Prince George’s County Public Schools will change their bell times to combine some high school and middle school bus routes, reported the Gazette.
As a result of this change, the school day for affected Bowie schools will shift to 7:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. for Benjamin Tasker Middle School, 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. for Samuel Ogle Middle School; and 9:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. for Chapel Forge Special Early Childhood Center.
School officials say that the bell change will also add an extra 40 minutes of instruction time, which will be used to help struggling students meet state standards, according to the Gazette.
For the full list of schools with bell changes next year, read the full article on the Gazette.