Welcome to Start School Later Massachusetts!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to email or call your legislators in January. This outreach resulted in a grand total of 38 cosponsors for the School Start Time study bill!! Together, we have also raised awareness of this issue among legislators who now may be more likely to support the bill when it comes up for a vote.
You can now track the bill online here: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/HD2810
Start School Later Massachusetts is working with local districts as well as with statewide health and education leaders and lawmakers to ensure safe, healthy school hours in all Massachusetts schools.
Sign our petition to push back school start time!
Other ways you can get involved:
To contact the Massachusetts chapter, please fill out the contact form on this page and let us know how we can work together!
Still have questions?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Massachusetts is also home to the following 19 town-based chapters:
"In a new policy statement published online Aug. 25, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later. Doing so will align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty." - Read more.
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