“Many adolescents are not getting the recommended hours of sleep they need on school nights. Insufficient sleep is associated with…health–risk behaviors including substance use, physical fighting, and serious consideration of suicide attempt…delayed school start times may hold promise as one effective step in a comprehensive approach to address this problem,” Centers for Disease Control
“I could find nothing but support from all my sources, including physicians, teachers and parents. The Virginia Chapter of the AAP goes on record as supporting later school start times for all Virginia high schools.” Dr. William Rees, President of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatricians
Develop several workable scenarios to start FCPS high schools after 8:00 am to improve students’ mental and physical health, academic performance, and safety. Work with leadership within Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to develop the proposed workable scenarios into a “Blueprint for Change” that will be considered by the FCPS School Board in early 2014. […]
Thank you to everyone who submitted their valuable feedback to our poll, but the survey is now closed. If you were not able to attend one of our town hall meetings the presentation can be found here. A message from Superintendent Karen Garza can be found here. Thank you for your interest!