Welcome to Start School Later Fort Collins, CO!
A coalition is building in Northern Colorado to find solutions to early start times for middle and high school students in Poudre School District (PSD). Currently middle schools start school at 7:40am and the high schools begin at 7:30am.
In the past several decades, this topic has surfaced on numerous occasions in response to the growing body of research about adolescent brain development and the need for sleep. However, as in many other communities, logistics such as bus schedules and after school sports and activities have trumped the desire to re-design a school day based on what is best for adolescent health and learning.
The new Superintendent at PSD has explored this issue and a majority of the newly elected School Board members are in favor of finding solutions. Momentum is building and together we can implement a school schedule that makes sense for kids.
We support a budget neutral approach where the entire schedule shifts by 30 minutes and elementary students begin the day before the middle and high schools.
To connect with our Fort Collins, CO chapter, like our Facebook page or fill out the contact form on this page.