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School Start Time Study Group composition approved – big and ambitious (Updated)

October 24, 2018 02:57:38 PM
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This week the Combined School Committees finalized the structure of the new Start Time Study Group. The group will recommend potential fixes to concerns about the high school’s 7:20 am start time.

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Next week in Government: Superintendent Search & Start Time Study Group (and Fire Chief Screening)

October 19, 2018 11:08:46 AM
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A special Monday night meeting deserves an advance heads up.

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District forming new Start Time “task force”

October 3, 2018 01:18:48 PM

The Combined School Committees is forming a community task force to look into options for changing high school start times. Prompted by a citizen petition and supported by the Superintendent, the committee voted to approve a special working group.

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New petition to push Healthy School Start Times

September 4, 2018 04:24:10 PM
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On September 26th, petitioners will ask the combined school committees to authorize a Community Task Force.

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District continues to examine school Start Time

March 22, 2018 03:34:56 PM
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Last night many the Combined School Committee met in front of a large audience pushing for Algonquin to move it’s start time from 7:20 am to 8:30 am. If any of them hoped for definitive action that night, they were disappointed.

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K-12 school committees to readdress Start Time issues on Wednesday at 6pm (Updated)

March 15, 2018 11:47:08 AM
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The school committees will readdress the complicated issues at their combined meeting on March 21st.

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Start School Later advocates take cause to State House

May 30, 2017 12:01:12 PM
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It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news on the Start School Later movement. It appears that with schools like ours struggling to handle the issue independently, advocates are asking legislators to make it a state-wide mandate.

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Algonquin to eliminate home rooms – straight to class, no transitional start

May 11, 2016 12:25:38 PM
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This week, the Algonquin Harbinger reported that Home Room period will be eliminated from the school schedule in the fall. The measure isn’t part of an effort to address School Start Time issues. Instead, it’s a solution for the school’s gap in mandated educational hours.

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Letter: Sleepless in Massachusetts

March 2, 2016 02:25:45 PM

My Southborough accepts signed letters to the editor submitted by Southborough residents. Letters may be emailed to mysouthborough@gmail.com.

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School news: Access media moving to Trottier, regional transportation funding, an update on ARHS schedule changes, and Core forum reminder (Updated)

June 19, 2015 02:39:56 PM

I have a hodge podge of school news items to share.

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Algonquin administration considering alternative schedule changes: Faculty voting on preferences

May 21, 2015 10:04:28 AM
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Superintendent Christine Johnson said an earlier proposed schedule did what it was intended to do: spark conversation and exchanging of ideas. Since then, faculty have been proposing, discussing, and are continuing to vote on several alternative schedules.

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School Start Time: K-8 committee reaction

April 15, 2015 02:30:00 PM
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Last week, the Southborough School Committee had their first discussion about issues related to school start time for Algonquin students. It was a problem that members believe should be handled at the high school level for now.

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Group seeking to start school later clears the air: How did we get to this point?

March 31, 2015 11:20:52 AM

Algonquin School Start Time tells me that many parents have misperceptions about what has been happening.

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School Start Time: ARHS may pilot transitional start; K-8 outreach before discussing start time changes

March 19, 2015 01:43:22 PM
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Though not the purported intent, a proposed pilot could potentially allow students who don’t take the bus to arrive up to 25 minutes later. It was met with mixed reaction.

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