Hernando parents quiet as School Board makes last-minute changes in school times
BROOKSVILLE — With less than three weeks until the first day of school, the Hernando County School Board voted Tuesday night to dramatically realign school start and end times in order to streamline the district's bus routes.
The move, which will help save the district an estimated $888,000, passed 4-0, with little discussion from the board. It was the first time the issue had been brought up publicly.
Nine schools will see their times change by more than 30 minutes. Five will change by more than 90 minutes, and nearly every school will see some schedule change.
Superintendent Bryan Blavatt apologized for the late notice, but said the changes were a long time coming and that the savings and increase in efficiency were too much to ignore.
"The bottom line is this is something that should have been done 10 years ago," Blavatt said.