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P-CCS School Start and End Times Survey Results: Full Report

Post Date:04/11/2018 12:26 AM
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Guiding Principles, Actions of the School Start and End Times Committee

  • Parent requests to examine high school start times.
  • Research, medical and otherwise, on adolescent sleep patterns and needs for sleep.
  • Research conducted by committee members on other schools or districts that have changed start times.

Eight models brainstormed by School Start and End Times Committee

  • Two of the eight models recommended (and deemed cost-neutral and plausible) for a survey of students, parents, staff, and community in Nov.-Dec., 2017. Any potential changes would be for the 2019-20 School year.
  • K12 Insight worked with the findings of the committee, and a draft survey created by a survey subcommittee, to finalize the School Start and End Times Survey to gather feedback on elementary, middle, and high school start and end times.
  • Separate surveys were administered to parents and community members, students, and employees to gather feedback about the potential changes. Results were to be used to inform future decisions on school start and end times for the district.
  • Next steps (Phase 2) will involve the reconvening of the School Start and End Times Committee to analyze remaining models for consideration.
  • Survey report summary presented to Board of Education on April 10, 2018.
  • Comprehensive report posted to P-CCS official website on April 11, 2018.

Details of the Study

  • Before the survey launched, the district posted a link on its website to promote the survey as well as other internal and external promotional activities.
  • K12 Insight emailed individual invitations with survey links to parents, staff members, and 6th through 12th grade students. Parents and community members also could access the survey via a public link on the district’s website, or by requesting an access link from K12 Insight via email.
  • The survey was open from Nov. 15–Dec. 1, 2017.
  • Reminders were sent Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 for parents/community members, staff members, and students.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR PHASE 2 (2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR)

Responses supported the following as considerations for next steps:

  • Health / medical recommendations
  • Programming, zero hour
  • Childcare / Extended Day
  • Work schedules, both for parents and students
  • Extracurricular athletics and activities both before and after school
    • Community activities
    • Impact on KLAA (athletics conference)
  • Transportation cost
  • Collective bargaining agreements / negotiations for extra workdays
  • Timing of bond, sinking fund

NEXT STEPS

  • Reconvene School Start and End Times Committee for Phase 2.
  • Researching the other options designed by the Committee for consideration.
  • REMINDER: Any recommendation for potential changes would be effective for the 2019-20 school year.