School Start Time Discussions
School Start Time Committee Recommendation
At the 9.26.18 Supervisory Union Board meeting, the School Start Time Committee presented the following report:
Scott Thompson reported that the School Start Time Committee had come to the conclusion that now is not the time to pursue this change. He noted that the committee had recommended, while tabling this, to pursue an effort to “gently educate” teachers, staff, and community about the issues related to a later school start time for teenagers.
School Start Time Subcommittee Charge
Based on current science, to recommend school start times be changed. The Subcommittee must take into consideration school system readiness for change and help develop implementation strategy.
6.6.18 the WCSU Supervisory Union Board voted to extend the charge timeline to September 2018.
School Start Time Survey Data
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Chris Winters, Berlin Board
Scott Thompson, Calais/U-32
Rubin Bennett, East Montpelier Board
Alison Cornwall, Rumney Board
Matthew DeGroot, Doty Board
Karen Bradley, U-32 Board
School Start Time Subcommittee Documents
School Start Time Quick Links
- Economic Effects of Later Starts 2017
- Engaging Community in Start Time Discussion 2017
- Start Times and Middle School 2017
- Delayed Start Times Impact on Attendance & Graduation Rates
- Adolescent Sleep Needs Research Report/Resource Guide
- Sleep in Adolescents: The Perfect Storm
- Later School Times Yield Teachable Moments
- Sleepy Teens: A Public Health Epidemic
- 3.26.18 WCSU School Start Time Public Forum (Video)
- 4.11.18 WCSU School Start Time PUblic Forum (Video)
- Times ARgus ARticle "U-32 School Start Time Discussion Continues"
- WCAX Story "Should Kids Start School Later in the Day?"
- Times Argus Article: "School Start Time Committee Won't HIt the 'Snooze' Button"
- If Later School Start Times are Better, Why Aren't They More Popular?
- Why Are Parents Afraid of Later School Start Times?
- Should Teens' School Day Start Later:
- The Economic Case for Letting Teenagers Sleep a Little Later
- Starting School at 10am Halves Student Illness and Improves Academic Performance, Finds Study
- Counterpoint: School Start Times Are Not One-Size-Fits-All
- Many Parents Aren't Sold on Later School Start Times for Teens