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Marble Falls schools changing start times this fall to save transportation costs

MARBLE FALLS — Changing the times when classes start each day could save more than $90,000 for Marble Falls schools, which are trying to avoid budget pitfalls faced by other districts.

But it also means that parents and students will have to readjust their routines on the first day of school Aug. 22.

The shift, which starts this fall, allows the Marble Falls Independent School District to trim the bus fleet by seven vehicles and save on transportation costs, officials said June 6.

“This basically staggers the bus routes so we don’t need to use as many buses,” said Interim Superintendent Jim Boyle. “By doing this we can take seven buses off the road.”