Welcome to Start School Later
Northern Westchester County, NY!
Northern Westchester, NY is one of ten local chapters in New York state.
If you are interested in working with us for later, healthier, sleep-friendly hours in Northern Westchester, please fill out our contact form on this page.
Together, we can give Northern Westchester and others a fighting chance at going to school at a safe and productive times.
So why do school districts approve of early start times when they know well enough this is harming our students. The answer I received from teachers and board members was “SPORTS!” The sports teams need to be released for practice and game participation. Although, I have my doubts that this is the only reason, it is an altogether unacceptable one! When did we in society give more importance to sports over academics? Children should be in school to learn first, play later.
- Dr. Toni Lyn Salvatore, excerpt from Letter to the Editor, Journal News