Bedford County Public Schools announced Wednesday it is adjusting its school day for the upcoming school year.
Officials said the adjustment — slightly shifting the start and end times for the instructional day — will help make bus routes more efficient and lessen the effect of the division's current bus driver shortage.
For the 2021-22 school year, which currently is slated to begin Wednesday, Aug. 11, elementary instructional hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., ten minutes earlier than last year. Instructional hours at the division's secondary schools will be from 8:55 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
More details regarding specific drop-off and pick-up instructions for each school are forthcoming, Wednesday's announcement said.
— Jamey Cross
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Cross covers K-12 and higher education for The News & Advance. An Asheboro, North Carolina native, Cross joined The News & Advance team in January 2020 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism.