Welcome to Start School Later Arlington, TX!
District School Start Time Committee recommends AISD start all high schools after 8:00 AM.
"Early school start times are toxic for adolescents"
Debbie's reaction to the recent American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on adolescent sleep and school start times as a guest columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A Start School Later-Arlington questionnaire was sent to all six candidates running for the AISD school board in the May 9, 2015 election. The three challengers responded to our request. NONE OF THE INCUMBENTS CHOSE TO RESPOND. Please click on the pdfs below to review each challengers complete questionnaire.
Place 1 - Challenger: Polly Walton, Incumbent: Gloria Pena (did not respond)
Place 2 - Challenger: Kristen Hudson, Incumbent: Peter Baron (did not respond).
Place 3 - Challenger: Dr. Maryhelen Bronson, Incumbent: Dr. Aaron Reich (did not respond)
WFAA, September 2014 Arlington ISD convenes district committee to study school start times.
CBS 11 DFW, August 24, 2014. The American Academy of Pediatrics issues a policy statement that all middle and high schools should start after 8:30 am.
Debbie Moore, Director of Start School Later Arlington, TX (@DebbieOMoore) is interviewed about a dangerous route to school that many Arlington students take, worsened by pre-dawn hours. - CBS 11 DFW Feb 20, 2103
Arlington Moms Want School Bells to Ring Later
- NBC 5 DFW October 22, 2012
Arlington, TX parents push for Later School Starts
- CBS 11 DFW October 12, 2012
17% of students report falling asleep at the wheel while getting to school.
"If changing high school start times by an hour saves one life, don't you think it's worth it? I say yes."
Start School Later Arlington's founder, Debbie Moore, was also featured in the Star-Telegram.
Start School Later Arlington is committed to protecting the health and safety of public school students by advocating for reasonable school start times and working in a positive manner within the local community.
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