Friday, December 13, 2019

A Later Start to School?

A Later Start to School?

The District is considering a later start time for our students as early as Fall 2020, but it is important to hear from our students, parents, staff, and community members before we make any decision. Initially, the District studied the cost of one start time for elementary and secondary students. This would require changes to our busing schedule which would cost us an additional six-million dollars per year. This was too cost-prohibitive.

So, a committee of approximately 15 individuals throughout the District studied the pros and cons of two different start time options. We presented these options to the school board on November 12th.

We’re exploring both options for a variety of reasons, but also because we have an increased emphasis on social and emotional health, and sleep is a major contributor to our students’ wellness.

We will be hosting a Thoughtexchange December 9 - 20 (a link will be emailed to all staff from the communications office), as well as an information session on December 11 from 6 - 7 PM in the Edison Board Room.

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