Welcome to Start School Later Shelby County, TN!
Start School Later Shelby County, TN is our 19th chapter!
Taryn Spake, a concerned parent of a Central High School student, launched a petition to ask her school board to start school later. She decided that she needed to do something after seeing our movement highlighted in the New York Times.
In less than a month, Taryn's petition has garnered over 900 signatures and the attention of local media. As a local chapter leader, Taryn is no longer a lone parent advocating for change, but a member of a growing movement committed to healthy school start times for all public school students.
To contact Taryn and the Shelby County chapter of Start School Later, please fill out the contact form on this page.
“We have new information. We have technology. We have got to find better processes and systems for our kids.”
- Amy Howell, concerned parent quoted on WREG.