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Cumblerland County schools consider earlier start

Posted February 3, 2010

— A Cumberland County schools administrator proposed changing the start time for classes in the fall, a move he said could save the district more than $300,000.

Associate Superintendent Tim Kinlaw presented his suggestion Tuesday to the school board's Auxiliary Services Committee.

Kinlaw’s proposal would alter the schedule at the following schools:

  • Douglas Byrd Middle
  • John Griffin Middle
  • Ireland Drive Middle
  • South View Middle
  • Hope Mills Middle
  • Max Abbot Middle
  • E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary
  • E.E. Miller Elementary
  • Rockfish Elementary
  • C. Wayne Collier Elementary
  • J.W. Coon Elementary
  • Montclair Elementary
  • Sherwood Park Elementary
  • New Century International Elementary
  • Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary
  • Gallberry Farms Elementary
  • William H. Owen Elementary
  • Cumberland Road Elementary
  • Honeycutt Elementary

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  • elmer Feb 4, 2010

    this is the way the school board thinks Here is a better way take 1 half of school boards supers pay and a third of the county commisioners pay and make it where they have their meeting in open public say at the market house. this would only be affecting a few where changing the hours would disrupt the lives of thousands. just like letting school out 2 hours early when the storm is a day out

  • raggy831 Feb 4, 2010

    how is going in early going to save money? you still need to pay the same amount to the drivers, teachers, office staff, ect...

  • cuteboyd Feb 4, 2010

    So where's the rest of the story? How would the schedule change?

  • azwolfpk Feb 4, 2010

    What are the details of his proposal? What time does he want to start?