From School Start Later-Seattle:
As a brief update, the school board approved transportation standards
for next year that will move us to a 3-tier system in order to save
approximately $3 million. It was impossible to get the school board to
consider putting secondary schools in the later tiers and elementaries
in the earlier tiers.
The good news is that Sharon Peaslee, board
president has introduced a resolution to make analysis and community
engagement on start times a high priority and then to decide, based on
feedback whether to flip elementary and secondary start times for 2015.
The resolution will be introduced on 3/5 and voted on 3/19.
We need to win this vote in March otherwise the district will halt any further progress on the issue.
Thank you for all of your recent emails. They made a major impact and helped bring Peaslee's resolution to the table.
Please write to board directors and urge them to prioritize analyis and community engagement on start times. Let
them know that student learning, health, and safety will improve with
later secondary starts. If you have elementary students let them know
that earlier starts would benefit younger students who naturally rise
Write "prioritize start times" in the subject line, as last time they got so many emails they couldn't read them all!
Sharon Peaslee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherry Carr: email@example.com
Harium Martin-Morris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Peters: email@example.com
Stephan Blanford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty McLaren: email@example.com
Betty Patu: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Board (all members get copy but can’t respond): email@example.com