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
Over the next two years, the district will work with its staff, schools, community and city partners to help provide options to address the challenges.