Welcome to Start School Later Brighton, NY!
Studies show that teenagers need as much sleep as younger children, but that their natural sleep cycles start later at night. Lack of sleep for teens leads to poorer learning, more sports injuries, decreased physical and mental health, and more car accidents. With more and more communities moving their high school start time to a later time, it is time for the Brighton Central School District (BCSD) and the Brighton community to do the same.
We surveyed 222 parents (~10% of students) in our community and identified a significant interest in changing school start times, especially that of the High School. The science, the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association, and Brighton parents should be enough to convince the BCSD administration to Start School Later for middle and high school in Brighton.
Join us in working to make this important change!
Amy Hsi has been a Brighton resident for 11 years and is a working parent of two sons, one at French Road Elementary School and one at Council Rock Primary School. She has an active volunteer at both schools. Amy is an alumna of the Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute. As a parent and Nurse Practitioner, her concern for the health and well-being of our children compels her to advocate for delaying school start times for middle and high school students.
To contact Amy and the Brighton, NY chapter, please fill out the contact form on this page.