Meramec Valley elementary students will be at school at little longer this coming school year.

The board of education unanimously approved adding 15 minutes building time to all elementary and the community school at the Wednesday, June 19, meeting.

Elementary schools will start at 8:45 a.m. and dismiss at 3:35 p.m.

The community school hours will be 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The high school, middle school and Riverbend School will start at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:20 p.m.

The early childhood center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.