The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough School Start Time Task Force

Start Time Brochure
School Bus Consulting Report
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Key Presentations and Meeting Agendas and Minutes

  • The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough:  School Start Time Timeline: 
    Historical Overview


    2014 – Spring:

    Parent group was concerned with Sleep Deprivation and shared their interest


    2014 – Fall:           

    Algonquin Study Group was formed, and the following main concerns were identified: Technology, Sleep, Homework, and, the demands of being a high school student.


    2015 – Winter:     

    Findings were presented to Christine Johnson, Superintendent of Schools


    2015 – Spring:      

    Exploring Start Times presentation to Regional School Committee

    • Superintendent Johnson asked Christina Smith to look at the feasibility of moving the start time 20 minutes with a no-cost option
      • It was determined that 20 minutes was not enough of a gain/change for the students
      • The amount of disruption for 20 minutes was not worth the change at the time. 
      • It was decided to hold and to form a task force, hire a bus consultant, and do more research.

    2014-2017:         

    Start Time was on School Committee agendas


    2018 – Spring:    

    Start School Later presentation to the Northborough, Southborough, and Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committees


    2018-2019:         

    Task Force Established (spring 2019)

    Bus Consultant Hired