Schools Start Earlier

News in brief

April 22, 1992

High schools and some elementary and middle schools will start classes about 10 minutes earlier next fall under a shuffling of school opening and closing times.

The changes are designed to save the school system approximately $250,000 by reducing the number of school buses providing transportation for students. Most of the remaining buses will be scheduled for additional trips, three or four each morning and afternoon rather than two or three.

A few schools face changes of more than 10 minutes. Students at Owen Brown and Oakland Mills Middle Schools, for example, start classes at 8:30 a.m. this year. They will start and arrive home half an hour earlier in 1992-1993.

The school board's 1992-1993 operating budget proposal calls for 257 buses next year, 13 fewer than this year despite a projected increase in the number of students riding buses from 26,307 to 27,555 (includes trips to and from the School of Technology for vocational-technical students).

The new opening and closing time schedule:

7:45-2:15 -- All high schools.

8-2:30 -- Burleigh Manor, Dunloggin, Glenwood, Oakland Mills, Owen Brown and Patuxent Valley middle schools.

8:15-2:45 -- Harper's Choice and Wilde Lake middle schools.

8:20-2:50 -- Longfellow Elementary.

8:25-2:55 -- Talbott Springs Elementary; Clarksville and Patapsco middle schools.

8:30-3 -- Atholton, Bollman Bridge, Dasher Green, Laurel Woods, Northfield and Forest Ridge elementary schools; Ellicott Mills, Hammond and Mayfield Woods middle schools.

8:40-3:10 -- Bryant Woods, Lisbon and Swansfield elementary schools.

8:45-3:15 -- Centennial Lane and West Friendship elementary schools.

8:50-3:20 -- Thunder Hill Elementary.

8:55-3:25 -- Jeffers Hill and Phelps Luck elementary schools.

9-3:30 -- Stevens Forest and Waterloo elementary schools.

9:15-3:45 -- Bushy Park, Clarksville, Clemens Crossing, Deep Run, Elkridge, Guilford, Hammond, Pointers Run, Running Brook, St. John's Lane, Waverly and Worthington elementary schools.

Opening and closing times for Cedar Lane School will be 10 minutes earlier next fall, from 8:10 to 2:40.


Wilde Lake and Kings Contrivance Village Center Merchants Associations are offering scholarships to Wilde Lake and Hammond High School seniors.

The Wilde Lake merchants will give a $1,000 scholarship to a student who "has exemplified the attributes of a dedicated, hard-working student andcommunity member."

The Kings Contrivance merchants will give three scholarships of $1,000, $350 and $150 to Hammond High students who have a 3.0 average, show participation and leadership in school, community and work-related activities, and demonstrate financial need.


U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin will be conducting a community forum at 7:30 p.m. May 5, at Elkridge Elementary School, 6135 Washington Blvd.


The board of library trustees of Howard County Library is accepting resumes for a vacancy that represents the area west of Route 29, not including Columbia zip codes and areas west of Centennial and Bethany lanes in Ellicott City.

The board of library trustees comprises seven members appointed by thecounty executive and County Council from nominees submitted by the trustees. Members serve a five-year term and can be reappointed for a second term. Members serve without compensation.

Resumes should besubmitted to Marvin Thomas, Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, 21044.

Resumes will be accepted through May 10.

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