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School bus updates and more details on the start time change

July 7, 2020 04:21:11 PM
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In late June, I promised to follow up on the School Start Time change adopted by the school committees for fall 2021. The decision hinged on a big change for bus transportation. That ties in to a new contract with the bus company, also approved by the committees the same night.

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Combined school committees support start time changes for 2021-22

June 25, 2020 09:48:49 AM
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Last night, the school committees for Northborough-Southborough Public Schools supported a modified plan to change school bus tiers and start times for the school year after next. If implemented, the changes would mean Algonquin Regional students will Start School Later in August/September of 2021.

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School Surveys: Fall “Hybrid” Reopening, Start Times, & Strategic Plan surveys seek feedback from parents/community by Monday (Updated)

June 2, 2020 05:52:47 PM
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Earlier today, Northborough and Southborough public school parents received the monthly newsletter from the Superintendent. In it, he asks for responses to three surveys with deadlines this Friday, June 5.

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Combined School Committees on hourly workers, bus contract, and Start School Later – Wed night

April 28, 2020 10:17:39 AM
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The combined committees are meeting for the first time since the announcement that buildings would remain closed this year.

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School news roundup: Trottier Principal transition, Start time Update, and next year’s calendar

January 9, 2020 01:15:45 PM
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I’m rounding up the items that I didn’t share from announcements I missed in November and December.

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Seeking members for K-12 Strategic Planning Steering Committee

October 23, 2019 07:30:00 AM
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The schools issued another invitation for public involvement in district decisions. This one is for the overall strategic plan for Northborough-Southborough K-12 schools. 

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School district working groups: Seeking volunteers to advise on Transportation and study K-12 Music; update on Start Times

September 25, 2019 10:26:43 AM
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Last night, parents in the Northborough-Southborough School district received a September newsletter from the Superintendent. The message included news on working groups to study/advise on important issues. 

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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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