• Stanly County Schools officials propose to stagger bell times for elementary students

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    STANLY COUNTY, N.C. - Stanly County Schools plan to stagger the start times for elementary schools in the district.

    [Stanly County Bell Schedule for 2019-2020]

    Officials said it is doing this for the next school year because of a shortage of bus drivers.

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    The following bell times are proposed for SCS:

    High Schools: 7:55 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. (North Stanly, South Stanly and West Stanly – No change)

    - Albemarle High: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    - Stanly Academy: 8 a.m. – 2:27 p.m. (No Change)

    - Stanly Early College: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (No Change)

    Middle Schools: 7:55 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. (North Stanly, South Stanly and West Stanly – No change)

    - Albemarle Middle: 8:50 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.

    Elementary Schools: Staggered bell times as follows:

    - 7:30 a.m. – 2:25 p.m. (Norwood, Badin, East Albemarle, Endy and Locust)

    - 9:00 a.m. – 3:55 p.m. (Aquadale, Richfield, Central, Millingport, Stanfield)

    - Oakboro Choice: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Unchanged)

    District leaders said the bus driver shortage is at a crisis level.

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