After a 4-3 vote by the Orange County School Board, middle schools will start at 7:30 a.m. and get out at about 2 p.m. starting in August. High school schedules will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Currently, the schedules are the opposite.
The move will save Orange County schools $6 million by using fewer buses, drivers and gasoline. Even though it is saving money, it is disrupting the lives of thousands of middle and high school students. These times will be a burden to teachers also.
Along with that, sports and other extra-curricular activities will have scheduling problems.
We, the undersigned, ask the Orange County School Board to return the middle and high school times back to normal. It is not only affected us, but everyone who was not able to sign as well.
The Change Back the School Times petition to Orange County School Board was written by Katie Lusnia and is in the category Youth at GoPetition.