Start Later For Jeffco Schools

Start Later For Jeffco Schools

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Peyton Brown started this petition to board@jeffco.k12.co.us

As we all know, waking up too early can be bad for our Mental health. Plus nobody likes it! Imagine a utopia where we could start school no earlier than eight o'clock. That would be great! If we started later our grades would go up, too! Just listen to Kyla L. Wahlstrom. She says: “As we started our yearlong study, the evidence began piling up. Our research team found amazing changes were happening. Students were now awake the first hour of class, the principal reported fewer disciplinary incidents in the halls and lunchroom, and students reported less depression and feelings of greater efficacy. Over 92% of the parents said their kids were 'easier to live with.'As the early findings from Edina were being reported, the Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent and school board decided a year later, in 1997, that they, too, would change the start times of their seven comprehensive high schools from 7:20 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. This change affected 52,000 K-12 students. The multitiered busing schedule moved elementary students to the earliest times, with high school and middle school students shifting to the later times. The outcomes for the Minneapolis students were similar to those for Edina, although the settings — urban as opposed to suburban — couldn’t have been more different.”  If you want to confirm it, just go to https://www.kappanonline.org/later-start-time-for-teens/ and see for yourself. And this isn’t necessarily new knowledge.1997 was mentioned as the next year in the article. That means that we have known this and done nothing about it! We can’t ignore the evidence any longer. We need to do something about it. That is why you should sign the petition. For all the students. More grades would go up, so please sign unless you want kids to fail. Please sign the petition below to encourage the school board to make start time no earlier than eight o’clock.

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