Implement a Medically Recommended School Start Time in Barrington

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Liza Dewitt
3 years ago
Kids in this town need more sleep

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Ramona mello
3 years ago
I’m signing because “it’s how it’s always been” is not a good enough answer to overrule research.

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Louise Sloan
3 years ago
I have been so pleased with Barrington's evidence-based approach to education policy and practice. Why, in this instance, is the town bowing to pressure those who don't understand or believe scientific data? Let's go with the facts and support our kids. (By the way, I'm a working parent. Childcare is a challenge regardless of start and stop times.)

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anna amiradaki
3 years ago
Despite the fact that the earlier times positively help me get to work earlier, I know the immense benefits they would have on our son, by being more relaxed, rested, and alert during his lessons. They inconvenience that a later start time may cause is only secondary to the multiple positive effects that it will have on our community as a whole, and the nurturing of our children.

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Scott Clark
3 years ago
I understand this kind of change would inconvenience many parents accustomed to how things work. But change always requires that first step be taken. Focus should be on improving learning first, especially in a district known state-wide for it.

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Ann Malik
3 years ago
I believe that later start times are crucial and should start immediately. Old ways of doing things are no longer acceptable when more and more students struggle with stress and mental health. Students’ health should be the top priority and scientific data clearly points to later start times.

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Erika Sevetson
3 years ago
--Because the current time is too early for high schoolers.
--Because later start times results in better health, fewer athletic injuries, better learning, reduced stress, fewer traffic accidents, etc. etc. etc.
--Because our school district can and should strive to do better by *all* of its students.
--Because our school district should be a leader in adopting evidence-based educational policies.

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Mark Weber
3 years ago
I thought this was voted on and approved last year - why hasn't this been implemented yet?

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Kristyn Whitney
3 years ago
Sleep deprivation in teens is a public health crisis. A start time of 8:30 or later is recommended by 16 medical and professional organizations. No organizations recommend an earlier start time. Barrington has the opportunity to set the tone for RI and be a leader. Others will follow.

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Kate White
3 years ago
I am signing because I believe in science and I want to be part of a progressive, thoughtful school district that puts student health first.