A School Start Time Advisory group is continuing the work of looking at additional changes to start and end times. This group is comprised of staff and parents from preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Since any change in the start and end time at one level impacts other levels, it’s important to have all levels represented in the review and discussion.
Engagement opportunities will continue to help us gather feedback from parents, students and staff about the impacts of the start time changes made in the 2018-19 school year. These impacts include:
- Teaching and learning
- Student health and well-being
- Family and staff routines and schedules
- Staff and parent access to meet for communication
- Extracurricular activities outside of the school day
As a result of this year’s work, the Advisory will develop and present their findings and recommendations to the Superintendent by May 2019.
If additional changes are recommended, implementation would begin no earlier than the 2020-21 school year because of the required time to plan for staffing, transportation, and budget changes that may result from schedule revisions.
Advisory meeting dates, notes, and survey links will be posted below.