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Brunswick Co. parents debate school start times

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Parents in Brunswick County are sounding off about school start times. Parents in Brunswick County are sounding off about school start times.

Parents in Brunswick County are sounding off about school start times.

Bill Bailey, the President of the Parent Advisory Council, called out some members of the school board during their meeting Tuesday night.

"Mrs. (Catherine) Cooke, Mr. (Charlie) Miller, Mr. (Olaf) Thorson, you guys should be ashamed of yourselves," said Bailey.

Last month, the board voted to return to the traditional schedule next year, which means that all students will attend and leave their schools around the same time.

The move is expected to cost the district about $1.7 million due to transportation costs.

Some parents like Bailey, say they're concerned about the financial impact this will have on the kids.

"It's got to come from somewhere. To say that's not going to affect our children's education (is not true)," said Bailey. "Again, that $1.7 million is a lot of money and it will affect the education here in Brunswick County, no questions asked."

Another parent, Holly Biasi spoke in favor of the new start times and applauded the board members.

Leaders did not take action during the meeting. At this point, there are no plans for the board to re-visit this issue before the next school year begins in August.

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