Community School Start Times Committee 2019-20

Welcome to the Community School Start Times Committee webpage.  We are a committee of people from the community, parents, and administrators who volunteered for this committee to analyze school start times and make a recommendation to the Board.  (2019-20 Board/Superintendent Goal)

On this page, we will share committee meeting dates, resources, and updates on the committee's work.  All committee meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to provide input into our process. 

If you wish to send a comment or question to the Committee, use this email address:  starttimes@qcsd.org

All meetings are held at the District Office, 100 Commerce Drive, Quakertown, PA - 6:30-8:00 PM in the large Community Room.

NEW!! - One page summary of School Start Times considerations.

School Start Times Committee meeting dates:

2019 DATES:

  • Tuesday, October 1  (minutes)
  • Tuesday, October 15  (minutes)
  • Thursday, November 7 (minutes)
  • Thursday, December 12 (canceled due to conflicts with school events)

2020 DATES:

  • Tuesday, January 7 (minutes)
  • Monday, January 20 (This meeting was canceled).
  • Monday, February 24
  • Thursday, March 5 (Quakertown Community High School, Room B101)
  • Tuesday, March 24

School Start Times Reports
Joint State Government Commission - "Sleep Deprivation in Adolescents: The Case For Delaying Secondary School Start Times

In the news: Start school later? Quakertown explores letting teenagers sleep in

School Board presentation:
On January 23rd, QCSD parents Leigh Ann Staudenmeier and Amy Harwick spoke to the Board about the committee's work. Their presentation went on for approximately 14 minutes, beginning just after the 33-minute mark.

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