Additional Thoughts And Questions

Support-Later Start Time

"Pay attention to research. I think it's great that AAPS is paying attention to the latest research on teenager brain activity. I just want to say thank you and I really hope for a later start time. I believe all extra curricular activities will find a way to be scheduled and teens can only benefit from more sleep."

Support-Sleep and Student Health/Wellness

"Mental health and future health. Changing the status quo for later start times is inconvenient and might cost more, but ultimately for the sake of mental health and brain development these challenges are worth it. Living with constant sleep deprivation affects teen brain development and satisfaction with life."

Support-Sleep and Academic Performance

"Do what is right for the academic success of the students!! Make it work! Don't let athletics control school start time. Don't let busses control school schedule. All the research has shown that students will perform better with more sleep and later start times! 30 minutes later will not make a big difference in academics!"

Prefer Later than Current Start Time

"We need a start time of 8:30 or later, as has been recommended nationally. Moving times up by 5 minutes (as was done last year) is a nice gesture, but we need real change. Please move the start time to at least 8:30. We need to do this for our kids to help them succeed."

Leadership and Decision-Making

"The science seems pretty conclusive on this. So why not follow it? Are the challenges mainly financial, logistical, bureaucratic inertia?"

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