Students and parents in Montgomery County, some dressed in their pajamas, are protesting to push back school start times.
Montgomery County Public Schools have applied for a state waiver to avoid having to extend the school year by a full week due to this year’s snow days.
Parents say high school students can benefit from later bell times in a range of ways — from feeling less depressed and irritable to getting in fewer traffic accidents driving to and from school and extracurricular activities.
Montgomery County Public Schools are “bursting at the seams.”
The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a budget that includes $18.6 million for employee raises, but that could set up a possible battle with the County Council.