Position Statements and Resolutions on Sleep and School Start Times
Educational and Civic Organizations
Parents Advocacy Network (PAN). Resolution to recommend that county schools eliminate mandatory classes before 8:00 a.m. Anne Arundel County, MD. September 27, 2012
Washington State Parent Teacher Association. Alignment of Sleep Requirement for Optimum Health with School Start Times. May 5, 2012.
Fairfax County, VA. RESOLUTION ON THE GOAL OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
TO START HIGH SCHOOLS AFTER 8 A.M. AND TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO IDENTIFY AND REPORT ON SCHOOL DIVISIONS WITH LATER STARTING HIGH SCHOOLS. 2012.
The League of Women Voters of New Canaan, CT. Sleep and Adolescent Health Position Statement. June 1, 2006.
Virginia Parent Teacher Association. Resolution on the Impact of School Start Time on Student Health. 2006.
Healthy People 2020. Sleep Health Objective. September 13, 2012.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Currently developing a policy statement on school start times for middle and high school students based on "sound scientific evidence." April 30, 2012.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Chapter. Position Statement: Start Schools After 8:00 a.m. January 9, 2012.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia Chapter. Supports later school start times for all Virginia high schools. February 2013.
MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. Resolution on reforming school schedules. September 12, 1998.
Minnesota Medical Association. Sleep Deprivation in Adolescents Educational Campaign (Clause 110.03). First adopted in 1993 and retained at every session since then, this first position statement on school start times "urges local school districts
to eliminate early starting hours of school for teenagers/
National Sleep Foundation. Backgrounder: Later School Start Times.