Share your thoughts with the LWSD Start Times Committee

Share your thoughts with the LWSD Start Times Committee

The LWSD Start Times Committee wants to hear from you! The Committee is using ThoughtExchange to gather thoughts and suggestions from families, students, staff and community members across the district. The ThoughtExchange will launch October 14. It will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. That will allow the Start Times Committee to review the feedback at their next meeting on Thursday, October 27.

This ThoughtExchange is an opportunity to share your potential impacts with this committee. The question is: What potential impacts of a change in school start times do you want to share with the committee to consider in this process?

Click here to join the exchange:

About the Committee
The LWSD Start Times Committee will make a proposal to the superintendent for all high schools to start no earlier than 8:00 a.m. The committee will also recommend an earlier start and end time for preschool. No changes would happen before the start of the 2023-24 school year. The committee meets seven times between September and January. The committee includes parents and staff from across different high school feeder areas.

In November and December, the committee will ask for input from parents, staff and students on specific options.

Visit this webpage for information about this work:

About ThoughtExchange
An exchange has three simple steps: Share Thoughts, Rate Thoughts, and View Results.

  • Share Thoughts - share your thoughts, questions, or comments in response to open-ended questions, independently and confidentially.
  • Rate Thoughts - read thoughts shared by you and other participants, and rate each one out of 5 stars.
  • View Results - learn what matters to the group by exploring the thoughts and how they were rated.

These three steps together bring structure to the conversation. People share their thoughts, rate the thoughts of others, and learn what matters to the group.

Thoughts and ratings are public, but whose thoughts and ratings are whose? That remains confidential!


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