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When School Starts Too Early...It's Deadly for Education
Start School Later Seattle is committed to protecting the health and safety of public school students by advocating for reasonable school start times and working in a positive manner within the local community.
SSL Chapter leaders Cynthia Jatul and Catherine Darley's efforts resulted in a return to healthy hours in Nov. 2015, when the Seattle school board approved later high school start times for the 2016-17 academic school year.
LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
Mayor of Seattle provides monies for school district to return to two-tier bus system.
Seattle considers bell schedule change for 2017-18.
Seattle school board approves bell change for 2016-17 academic year.
Everett Schools are considering moving their 7:30 a.m. start times even earlier: to 7:10 a.m.
"Early to rise" may be holding back high school students:
Earlier start times for Everett high schools would save money, but could also hurt learning. HeraldNet. May 12, 2013
Washington PTA endorses healthy school hours. Oct. 2014
BE ENGAGED, HAVE A VOICE, MAKE AN IMPACT
"... our Seattle group is now officially named, Start School Later Seattle... The background research info available from the national organization has been very helpful in making a persuasive argument to our school board. We have a majority on our side. We will have to work with the new superintendent to determine his stand." - Cindy Jatul, Founder, Start School Later Seattle