On February 19, 2014, former Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins announced the formation of a 15-person task force to thoroughly examine school start times within Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The task force was charged with researching and developing options regarding school start times at all levels, taking into consideration the work previously conducted within AACPS and by other districts of comparable size as well as relevant medical, social, and behavioral research regarding students and school performance. Mrs. Perkins also directed the task force to carefully review the financial and non-financial implications of altering school start and end times and provide a report to the Board of Education.  The task force has presented a proposal to the Board of Education.  If you wish to see this proposal and/or follow this story please see the link below.