Barrow middle and high school students will start class earlier next year while elementary student will begin their day later. In a 7-1 vote Tuesday night, the Barrow County Board of Education approved the changes in school start times. Starting in August, middle and high school students will begin classes at 7:20 a.m. and end at 2:50 p.m. Elementary school students will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Currently, elementary students begin at 7:45 a.m. and middle and high school students begin at 8:20 a.m. Students who attend the College and Career Preparatory Academy, Performance Learning Center and Alternative School will begin classes at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Middle and high school certified and classified personnel are expected to arrive at school between 6:45-7 a.m. and will be out between 3:45-4 p.m. For elementary school staff, that time is 7-7:30 a.m. to 4-4:30 p.m.

For the full story, see the May 2 issue of the Barrow Journal.

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