We respectfully request our school board to officially recognize the large and compelling body of research regarding teen sleep and academic achievement, and, with a resolution, to set a goal to start all schools in Howard County, MD, after 8:00 AM.
News and Action: Preliminary Report on High School Start Times from Howard County Public Schools Work Group (Released 2/20/14)
Mark Donovan felt compelled to launch Start School Later Howard County in January 2013 because he sees first-hand the impact of early school start times on his school age children and his clients. As a licensed therapist, many of his patients are students who are grappling with depression and risky behaviors that come with with four hours of unsupervised time in the early afternoon hours.
To join the Howard County chapter, request more information or to get involved please fill out the form to the right. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events.
Join us for our second meeting. If you want schools in Howard County to Start after 8:00 am - particularly high schools, we will be meeting Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 209, Columbia, MD 21044 from 6:35 to 7:30 pm. Come make a difference.
The meeting is located in Congruent Counseling Services office. Please don't come to early as there is not much room to wait until 6:35
Bring a friend, bring your student! We really want students to get involved in this movement!!
You can also join our email list serve by sending an email to StartSchoolLateremail@example.com