District Communication and Approach
Given the belief of the Newton Public Schools and the Newton School Committee that a later high school start time has important health and wellness benefits for adolescents, the High School Start Time working group was created in September 2015. The school committee’s charge to the group was to define the necessary changes to make a later high school start time happen in Newton. The working group spent a year exploring all aspects of the issue and collected feedback from over 8,000 NPS students, teachers and parents. A final report with survey results and analysis was issued in June 2016. The report outlined six scenarios and detailed their potential impacts. This fall, your feedback is needed as the district considers whether a later high school start time is right for Newton Public Schools.
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