School Start & End Times

In the 2021-2022 school year, the Board of School Directors formally adopted a District Goal to examine revised school start and end times with the goal of providing additional sleep time for secondary students. Leading health organizations indicate that middle and high school students benefit physically, socially, emotionally and academically with adequate sleep (8.5-9.5 hours) and recommend that the school day start no earlier than 8:30am.

With the input of students, staff, families and community members, the district developed two final options that are currently under consideration in addition to the option of maintaining our current schedule. Two additional options, which proposed that elementary schools start earlier, were eliminated from further consideration based on community feedback, as well as the higher cost of additional busing needs. If approved by the School Board, new start times would go into effect at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. 

This website section serves as a collective place to gather and share out all information related to this district initiative. Periodically, we will update these webpages as new resources and information are available. 


 

Resources, News and FAQs

We welcome the participation and feedback of all students, families, staff and community members as we explore possible revisions to school start and end times. We invite you to:

  • Review the details of schedule options currently under consideration (gold button on the right)
  • Complete the Parent/Guardian Survey - opens November 14th and closes November 22nd  
  • Review the answers to our FAQ by clicking the blue button on the right
  • Learn more by reading sleep research and resources (purple button on the right)
  • Submit questions and comments (Submit Your Feedback button on right) 
  • Read the Community Updates and presentation materials from our School Start and End Time Community Conversations in the menu below

Community Updates