The Board of Education requested a shift in school start times to better account for sleep habits of students at different ages. Instead of having high school students arrive at school the earliest and elementary students arrive much later, they approved a flip in the schedule so teenagers in high school will have a later start time -- hopefully allowing them to sleep a bit more and therefore be more attentive and capable of learning during their school day.
This shift affects most Durham Public Schools and takes effect for the 2016-17 school year. Below is a chart showing the change in times, where this is one, for each school. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME SCHOOL TIMES DO NOT CHANGE.