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Education Committee Recommends Moving Forward with Next Steps on School Start Time Option

One of the District’s goals for the 2018-2019 school year is to assess the impact of potential strategies for addressing adolescent sleep needs, including clock the implications for school start times. The School Board Education Committee met on February 14, 2019 to continue its discussion on adjusting school start times. The Committee recommended moving forward with next steps on one option that would adjust school start times beginning in August 2019. The next phase in the process includes gathering feedback to assess the impact of the proposed change on students, parents and staff.

Option for new school start and end times for the 2019-2020 school year

  • High School: 7:50 AM - 2:50 PM
  • Middle Schools: 8:27 AM - 3:10 PM
  • Elementary Schools: 9:10 AM - 3:45 PM

Current start and end times 

  • High School: 7:20 AM - 2:20 PM
  • Middle Schools: 7:50 AM - 2:33 PM
  • Elementary Schools: 8:45 AM - 3:20 PM

There will be a public presentation and priority discussion on the school start time option at the February 25, 2019 Regular School Board Meeting. No vote will be taken at the meeting. Additional information about next steps and opportunities for members of the school community to provide feedback on school start times will be shared in the coming weeks. Parents, students and staff members may also submit feedback on school start times by email at For additional resources on adolescent sleep and later school start times, visit and select “Resources” on the left side of the page.