There has been a citizen driven movement in our community, somewhat started by Dr John Hanrahan and vocalized by Sally Elliot to at least have a discussion about starting school later. This morning, I heard that “0 hour” at the high school began at 6:15 AM. YES, school starts at SIX FIFTEEN AM (for some kids). That appears to be the time slot where many of our advanced courses like AP Physics lab are offered. There’s nothing quite like waking up to a discussion of advanced physics!
That said, the school district seems open to discussing the option of starting high school later.
If you missed last night’s school district presentation on later start times for our high schoolers, as we did, you may be interested in reading the powerpoint and/or watching a video of the event.
Click here for the presentation.. The video is below.