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Brunswick County Board of Education votes to return schools to traditional start schedule

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Brunswick County Schools are going back to the future for next year's school schedule.

During Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting, members voted 3-2 to return all schools to a traditional start schedule during the 2012-13 school year. It is anticipated the start time for all schools will return to 8 a.m.

Schools are currently on a staggered schedule. The district said the move would help save about $500,000 by letting it use 20 percent fewer school buses. Many parents, though, complained about inconvenient the staggered schedules were, especially when they had students at more than one school.

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Not only is $500,000 lost,

Not only is $500,000 lost, now 30+ drivers have to be hired for the buses that have been parked all school year..Oh and I believe Dr. Pruden commented last night that 3+ new buses need bought (at 90,000 each) since our county grows so rapidly. Wait, my numbers wrong..35 drivers just lost their full time status. If they need benefit's for their family and receive job's outside the school system, we'll need 60+ bus drivers! I wonder who will be driving my child to school.... probably me with 4.00 a gal. gas price's!! :(

No consideration

No consideration made to the 35 bus drivers that gave up PT jobs because they were enticed to become full time employees with benefits. Now those drivers will be put back to PT and have to again find another PT job.... if they can...

The same people who

The same people who complained about the staggered schedule will now complain about whatever positions are cut to make up for the $500,000 extra that will have to be spent on buses, or they will complain that the older kids are now at the bus stop at the same time as their little ones, that there is now too much bus traffic on the road at one time when everyone is trying to get to work, so forth & so on.

So much for parent input.

So much for parent input. Received the automated message on Friday night to cast my vote and the board voted on Tuesday night. Per the automated message, one could call their child's school on Monday to place a vote as well if they were uncertain at the time of the call. As usual, they had already made up their mind.

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So you give up $500,000 in savings because it is a little inconvenient to some. Good going school board!

Yes is about all I have to

Yes is about all I have to say on this. Good Job Board of Education