Los Alamos Public Schools Community Forums: Pros and Cons of Adjusting School Start Times

Los Alamos Public Schools Community Forums: Pros and Cons of Adjusting School Start Times


Date(s): 24-OCT-2017- 25-OCT-2017

Time(s): See agenda tab

Location(s): See agenda tab

Directions  

Overview

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) and other school districts around the country, are looking closely at adjusting K-12 school start times to better align with data about the amount of time students need to sleep and when. The purpose of the community and school meetings was to engage the public and LAPS stakeholders on whether to adjust the 2018-19 school start times for the LAPS high school, middle school and elementary schools. The meetings also addressed how to optimally set school start times for LAPS students and their families.

Who Attended the Community Meetings?

  • Students
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Teachers, LAPS staff, school and district administrators, guidance counselors
  • Team coaches and activity sponsors
  • Business and community leaders
  • Interested community members

What Happened at the Community Meetings?
These meetings provided participants a chance to learn about the pros, cons and considerations for adjusting school start times and share their perspectives with the Los Alamos Public School Board.

What Happens After the Meetings?
Following the community meetings, the Los Alamos Public School Board will use the input received to inform its deliberations on adjusting school start times. The community meetings were convened and funded by LAPS.

Agenda

Each day, community forums included multiple meetings. Some are especially for students, others for school staff and some for all stakeholders including students, parents, caregivers, staff, community leaders, and business professionals.

Meeting Dates: October 24-25, 2017

Tues, Oct. 24*
1:30-3:30 PM Students and staff at Los Alamos Middle School
4:00-5:15 PM Elementary school staff at Los Alamos High School, Speech Theater
5:30-7:30 PM Community meeting, Los Alamos High School, Speech Theater
Wed, Oct. 25*
Morning sessions Students and staff at Los Alamos High School
11:30-1:00 PM Students at Los Alamos High School, Speech Theater
5:30-7:30 PM Community meeting in White Rock, Piñon Elementary School

Background Report

This report helped to inform the stakeholder discussions regarding school start times. 

  • Los Alamos Public Schools Community Forums: Pros and Cons of Adjusting School Start Times Background Los Alamos Public Schools Community Forums: Pros and Cons of Adjusting School Start Times Background
    Contract for the Los Alamos Public Schools District on the Pros and Cons of Adjusting School Start Times.   12-Oct-2017
  • Final Report

    Feedback received from the meetings will be posted here soon.

    Register

    There is no registration fee for the community meetings. Early registration is highly recommended, as there may be high demand for limited space.

    Click here to register for the Oct 24 Los Alamos meeting.
    Click here to register for the Oct 25 White Rock meeting.

    Questions? 
    Deb Larson
    Office of the Superintendent
    Los Alamos Public Schools
    505-663-2230
    d.larson@laschools.net


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