Start Time Configuration

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

  • In May 2020, the School Committees of Northborough and Southborough unanimously supported the proposed start time change. 

NSBORO School Start Time FAQs

Start Time Q and A

For more information, please visit the information below

Start Time Brochure
Roll Out Plan
School Bus Consulting Report
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Key Presentations and Meeting Agendas

  • 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.


    Start Time was on School Committee agendas

    2018 – Spring:    

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


    Task Force Established (spring 2019)

    Bus Consultant Hired