took my three years old to Marriots Ridge School and joined the Start School Late forum. Please see the votes on the wall. I really wish they present a model such that all schools start after 8:30. Then all sides will be satisfied. Glad to see Robert Miller and Christina Delmont-Small there too. “Keeping current model” gets most votes. Around 100 parents joined it.
I always advocate for later High School Start Time. Whenever I meet a school staff or BOE board members, I talk about this. However, the current four models have the problem: let the most vulnerable kids’ parent fighting with other vulnerable kid’s parents.
- How about have a baseline for any future models No school start before 8:30?
- How about just moving high school late by not touching elementary school student?
- How about HCPSS building up and running their own school bus? For example, starting 10 buses per year, in 10 years, we will have a fleet. We just need this kind of long term vision to tackle this issue.