New start and stop times approved for the 2022-23 school year


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Posted July 21, 2022 | Caroline Brauchler
caroline@ocalagazette.com

The school board approved the new bell times for the upcoming school year at a meeting on Tuesday, officially releasing the start and stop times for each public school in Marion County.

The durations of the school day at each school are evaluated annually and adjusted if necessary to establish more uniform instructional day lengths. The school bell times for this year were approved unanimously and each school was notified of the changes via email.

“Proposed school bell times 2022-2023 Fiscal Year will establish more uniform instructional day lengths and provide compliance with extended learning school mandates,” according to MCPS. “Area superintendents, principals, district staff and members of the transportation department have reviewed and approved this recommendation.”

The altered bell times for applicable schools are as follows:

Howard Middle School will now start at 9:25 a.m. and end 3:40 p.m.

Lake Weir Middle School will now start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

Liberty Middle School will now start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:10 p.m.

North Marion Middle School will now start at 9:20 a.m. and end at 3:50 p.m.

Osceola Middle School will now 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:05 p.m.

Marion Technical Institute will now start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:05 p.m.

The duration of instructional days at all other public schools in Marion County will remain the same in the upcoming 2022-23 school year as they were previously.

This ruling was made in accordance with Board Policy 3.22 and Florida Statute 1001.43, Section 1001.41 and 1001.42.