Last night the Board approved a new survey to be sent out to the community with a clear option of choosing the proposed times or no change. My colleague Ms. Weems also asked that the Board be able to review the survey before it is sent out. So, most likely the vote on the start time topic will not occur at the next meeting.
Thank you to all (on both sides of the issue) who have taken the time to provide input.
One speaker last night mentioned the term "community disruption" regarding the potential negative aspects of the change (known or unknown).
As a Board member I need to weigh the benefits of a later start time with the consequences of the "community disruption".
I do have great concerns of how the proposed times could impact the greater community, especially HS students who need to work or babysit younger siblings in order for their families to be able to function. I also have concerns with the fact that students will still be getting up early for morning sports and clubs which will defeat the purpose of later start times for adolescents.