Last month, I wrote about a parent committee exploring a later school start time for district high schoolers. The APTO committee has more news to share and a survey for you.
District parents launched the Massachusetts Chapter of a national movement. Start School Later is a nonprofit organization that supports efforts to start high school no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
Based on the health, education, and behavioral concerns related to early wake up times for teens, the committee is researching a proposal to implement changes for Algonquin Regional High School.
Since the high school buses are shared with the elementary schools, this could impact all the schools in the district. So, before they get too far along, they want to take the community’s temperature.
They created a 4 question, simple survey in hopes that people will take a minute to respond. If you are a parent, teacher or school administrator, please click here to complete it.
If you would like to get involved in their effort or provide more feedback, you can email AlgonquinStartTime@gmail.com.
(If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, read last month’s story for details.)