Greenwich, CT, is wrestling with the start time issue in their schools. A local parent sent in a letter to the editor, saying “This issue is not going away” and pointing out that a majority of families support the change.
We must do what is best for the health, well being, and safety of the majority of our students. And the icing on the cake is that with a later start time, our adolescents are also likely to perform better and more safely in their extra-curricular activities.
The conversation about school start times in Greenwich was open to all members of the community for more than a year, with various opportunities and platforms for participating, providing input and feedback. We hope you vote for what is medically right for our students and which also represents a consistent majority view of the constituents who have participated in this conversation and who are still signing the petition for change – now at 1,727 signatories.