April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018


The Committee met on April 12, 2018. The meeting opened with a brief update from a representative of the Regional Adolescent Sleep Needs Coalition (RASNC). The update included information from the coalition’s last meeting where they announced a webinar/phone conference with Dr. Haghani, an expert in the field of transportation. Participants included transportation directors, school board members and administrators from surrounding districts. In addition, the Adolescent Sleep and School Start Time Committee had several members who participated in the webinar to determine whether Dr. Haghani could be of further assistance establishing transportation efficiencies.  The RASNC also noted that interest has expanded as a result of Wendy Troxel’s visit to the area.  Many surrounding districts are now considering studying the topic of adolescent sleep related issues.


Committee members were also presented with a quick overview of the survey recently completed by 848 of our high school students. The data collected from the survey will be presented in a more comprehensive manner at our next meeting where we will apply the information into the scenarios developed at previous meetings.


The Committee then continued its work of developing two different scenarios; one group focused on not moving school start time, while the other developed a scenario of changing the high school start time. At the end of the meeting, each group reported out about what they had developed and further discussion ensued regarding each scenario.


The group will meet again on Thursday, April 26th to further explore each scenario, as well as investigate the impact these scenarios might have on our District.