As if Tuesday's Wake County school board meeting agenda couldn't get any more packed, here comes a proposed 2010-11 bell schedule that would see most elementary school students start at 9:30 a.m.
Under the new schedule, 71 of Wake's 103 elementary schools would run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The later start time will likely be an aggravation for families.
The changes are taking place at the same time there are $3.8 million in proposed school transportation budget cuts.
Modified the setenence because school officials say the changes aren't a direct result of the $3.8 million in budget cuts. But they are saying they're being proposed to save money. More details at end of post.
School board chairman Ron Margiotta said they may postpone Tuesday's vote to give more time to review the changes. It looks like board members didn't get the specifics on the new schedule until today,