School times adjusted, set for next school year

School times adjusted, set for next school year

Charles County Public Schools is changing starting and ending times for three schools and establishing hours for St. Charles High School, which opens in August. The changes are necessary to accommodate additional bus routes created with the opening of St. Charles.

The opening times for Berry Elementary School and Theodore G. Davis Middle School are being slightly adjusted for the 2014-15 school year. The hours for Mattawoman Middle School are being shifted to a later schedule for the coming school year, with the school opening nearly an hour later than currently scheduled.

The following are the time changes for next school year, and are effective August 2014:

    • Berry – times change to 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is a 10-minute change.
    • Davis – new times will be 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., which is a 10-minute change.
    • Mattawoman – new hours are 8:25 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. This is a 55-minute change.
    • Hours for St. Charles High School are 7:25 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

To accommodate the changes, the school system plans to implement a four-tier route structure with the selected schools. Buses for Berry, Mattawoman and Davis will first service routes for Westlake High School, followed by routes for Mattawoman, and Davis and then Berry. These schools were chosen for the length of their bus routes and their close location to each other.

Schools are in the process of notifying staff, students and parents of the time changes for next year.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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