December 1st, 6:30-8:00 PM Double Tree Hilton, Hyannis
Monday and Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - Noon
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Adopted March, 2011
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Phone: 508-862-4953Fax: 508-790-6454
I believe there is overwhelming evidence that a later start time for high school students is beneficial both in terms of student health and achievement and cost savings over time for the schools and the community. At the same time, I recognize that a change in the high school start time would have implications beyond the high school and would impact student transportation and athletics as well as start times for students in other schools in the district and attendant childcare issues.
In order to thoroughly examine all these issues, I have recommended that the School Committee appoint an advisory committee comprised of two School Committee members along with parents, teachers and administrators at the high school, intermediate school and elementary school levels, the athletic director, a central office administrator and a high school student to look at this issue and report back to the School Committee. The advisory committee will look at the benefits and costs of a change in the high school start time from the perspectives of stakeholders across the district.
I look forward to working with the advisory committee, and I hope that a broad and inclusive process will result in a community consensus on this important issue. I expect the advisory committee to offer multiple opportunities for community input, and I urge you to participate in the process.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Town Hall Hearing Room