Admin
There is much research regarding the benefits of a later school start time for adolescents.  Many factors play into the creation of a realistic and feasible bell schedule (school start times). 

The commitment of the district is to develop start time models that maximize the use of the buses and keep costs at a minimum. In the past, other start time models added significant costs for more buses and more drivers. Due to budgetary constraints, those models were eliminated from consideration.  

A thorough analysis of school start times takes time. The School Board members and administration are committed to explore options and their consequences. 

There is a link below to the work session presentation that will provide survey results as well as a link to watch the work session live online.  

Thank you for your support and input as we look for the best ways to serve our students, staff, and the community.

Research

Schools Start Too Early, from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Later School Start Times, from the National Sleep Foundation

Late School Start Times Improve Graduation and Attendance Rates, by the National Education Association

School Start Times May Help with School Performance, from Harvard University
 
AAP Recommends Delaying Start Times of Middle and High Schools to Combat Teen Sleep Deprivation, from the American Academy of Pediatrics

The Pros and Cons of Starting School Later, from the VeryWell Family website