CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County School board approved a new bell time schedule Monday evening for a number of districts.
The school board voted 8-1 to move districts four, nine and ten to start between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
The new bell times are: Haut Gap MS 7:30 a.m., St. Johns 7:20 a.m., Jerry Zucker MS 8:30 a.m., Morningside MS 8:30 a.m., Northwoods MS 8:30 a.m., CE Williams MS 7:30 a.m. and West Ashley MS 7:30 a.m.
The new start time for District 9 will begin for the 2015 school year, while officials say the new schedules for District 4 and 10 will start "as soon as buses are available" with Jan 2016 as the latest start date.
The schools affected are in parts of West Ashley, North Charleston and Johns Island.
The biggest cost is adding buses and drivers for the new routes.