• Beginning in fall 2019, school start times will change to better align with sleep research that shows benefits for teenagers who start school later in the morning. The changes include:

    • Changing the start times for secondary schools to 8:30 a.m.
    • Switching most elementary schools that currently start at 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    • Keeping most 9:30 a.m. elementary schools at their current start time

     


UPDATES


  • COMMITTEES

    COMMITTEES

    Three separate subcommittees have been convened to help support families and address challenges with changing school start times.

  • RESEARCH

    RESEARCH

    The science behind teenager sleep patterns shows benefits for a later school start time.

  • TIMELINE

    TIMELINE

    Review the general timeline for implementation of new school start times.

  • TRANSPORTATION

    TRANSPORTATION

    Learn why the SPPS transportation system requires three different school start times.