School Start Times Committee Holds Meeting

The district's multi-faceted school start times committee met for the second time to consider additional research and discuss the impact that potential changes to the district's school start times.

After a welcome by Superintendent Dr. John J. Kopicki; Dr. Abram Lucabaugh, assistant superintendent for secondary education and Dr. Alexis McGloin, assistant superintendent for assessment, professional development, and educational services delivered a brief presentation and led the committee in a number of exercises that included ample opportunities to share feedback for the administration's consideration.

Committee members were exposed to additional research and asked to consider the impact that changes to start times would have on transportation, athletics and activities, and instructional programming, as well as various constituent groups including students, teachers, families, and the wider community.

Download the Evening's Presentation | Impact Exercise Notes

Individuals were also polled on the degree to which they feel start times should be changed - both at the beginning and the end of the meeting. The district has invited Dr. Judith Owens, director of the Boston Children's Hospital's Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School to speak at the committee's next scheduled meeting. 

Continue to follow the committee's progress at