School Start & End Times

  • District Objective 4.4

    District Operations/Site Support

     

    The exploration of changing school start and end times is one activity the district is conducting to address Objective 4.4 District Operations/Site Support: Execute efficiency and best practice in operational support and financial management for schools, students, and staff. Shannon Bingham of Western Demographics, Inc. was hired by the district to research the potential change of school start and end times and what impact that may have on students and families.

     

    Phase I: Focus Groups

    We invite you to review the following research, as shared in Phase I of the exploration:

    Brief Summary of Start Time Research and Impacts of Change as shared in staff and student focus groups between August and October 2019

    School Start Time Study Status Report as shared in a school board work session on November 4, 2019

     

    Phase II: Open Houses and Surveys

    Mr. Bingham will host several open houses to present the scenarios being considered, answer questions, and collect feedback on the issue using the “Open House” format in which meetings are scheduled with a one- to two-hour duration.  Parents and others may attend at their convenience.   It takes approximately 20 minutes to view the information on graphic presentation boards called “kiosks” and complete a survey.   Participants may request an individual presentation of the material and ask specific questions of district facilitators.  Participants leave at their convenience.   Open house events are scheduled as follows:

     

    DATE          LOCATION            TIME

    1/15/20      Pearl Creek             4:00 - 5:30

    1/15/20      West Valley             6:30 - 8:00

    1/16/20      Denali                     4:00 - 5:30

    1/16/20      Lathrop                   6:30 - 8:00

    1/22/20      North Pole E.           4:00 - 5:30

    1/22/20      North Pole High       6:30 - 8:00

    1/23/20      Ladd                       4:00 - 5:30

    1/23/20      Tanana                   6:30 - 8:00

    1/29/20      Hunter                    4:00 - 5:30

    1/29/20      Ryan                       6:30 - 8:00

    1/30/20      Joy                          4:00 - 5:30

    1/30/20      Randy Smith            6:30 - 8:00

    2/5/20        Crawford                 4:00 - 5:30

    2/5/20        Eielson Jr/Sr High     6:30 - 8:00

    2/6/20        Midnight Sun           4:00 - 5:30

    2/6/20        North Pole Middle     6:30 - 8:00

     

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When would changes be effective?

  • Would all schools in the district be affected?

  • Would the district provide child care options to parents affected by the change?

Survey

Last Modified on January 27, 2020