Rethink Proposed School Start Times, Taking Into Account Community Opinions
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Rethink Proposed School Start Times, Taking Into Account Community Opinions

    1. Brett Stover
    2. Petition by

      Brett Stover

      Columbia, MO

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Not enough thought has been put into examining the impact of the proposed changes on students, parents, and faculty.

Proposed Start Times:
Elementary School- 9:10
Middle School- 8:10
High School- 7:20

To:
Columbia Public School Board
Rethink Proposed School Start Times, Taking Into Account Community Opinions

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 200 signatures
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      Brett Stover
      Petition Organizer

      Retweet our tweets, tweet your own with the hashtag #StudentsSay, and share our petition on facebook to generate more publicity for our cause! The CPS Board meeting is Monday.

    3. We made it on the news!

      Brett Stover
      Petition Organizer

      Tune in to KOMU News at 10 to still catch the broadcast covering our organization, Students Say, and new start times issue in CPS! Check out our twitter account @Students_Say_ for news updates concerning our campaign and live tweeting from the board meeting. Also be watching for open lunch news as we try to tackle our next battle here in a few weeks.

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Wendy Remus COLUMBIA, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      The zero hour classes, if they are still an option, marching band and any other school related early function will be affected by this change. However there are also things that go on in other aspects of several students that I am aware of. They get up every morning for a religious class when there is school, sometimes not even knowing for sure due to the time of the announcement when canceling school for weather or other reasons. These students do not get any credit for this class in high school, but they are dedicated to their attendance.

      Our daughter had a difficult time with the early hour of this class. Any earlier and she would have had to forfeit the class. There are things that happen besides school that are related to the times the schools operate. If changing the start time from what was previously presented really happened, that is inexcusable. The change is significant at 25 minutes.

      This has a huge impact on food service, staff, busing and families. This time should have been accurately reflected to those most impacted.

      A reconsideration of this time should be made and readjusted to reflect the concerns of those most affected.

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    • Madison Culbertson COLUMBIA, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important to me because on nights I need to work, I end up staying up until 12 or 1 trying to get all my school work done and i need more sleep

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    • eli byerly-duke COLUMBIA, AFGHANISTAN
      • over 1 year ago

      I feel it is essential to take more fully into account what has been scientifically proven to help kids learn.

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    • Ida Fogle COLUMBIA, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      Scientists, and generations of parents before them, have discovered younger kids do great early in the morning and teenagers not so much. My son sometimes needs to show up before start time for one activity or another. I can't imagine the school day starting at 6:45. Not to mention, a 7:20 start time was never mentioned on the parent surveys.

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    • Eliane Botts COLUMBIA, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      I will be going to hickman next year.

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