Start School Later Westchester County, NY!
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Westchester County, NY is one of eight chapters in New York.
Start School Later is currently seeking someone to lead this chapter. If interested in advocating for school hours to promote the health, safety, equity and academic achievement of school children, please contact SSL using the form on this page.
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