School Start Time Exploration Committee

School Start Time Final Report - First Reading (UPDATED 6/7/19)

Survey Results


Draft proposals are included in order to gain feedback from the community. Following are the comments collected at the Public Forum hosted on October 29. Finalized proposals will be presented to the School Board in December, with a view to commencing any changes in September 2019.

School Start Time Update

Over the past year, a School Board committee made up of RSU21 faculty and staff, parents, students, and community members, has been exploring the issue of later school start times for grades 6 - 12. This was a key element of the 2016 RSU21 Strategic Plan.

School Start Community Events

School Start Pediatricians Letter

Ted Talk by Sleep Scientist

Sports Medicine Letter

Presentation - Dr. Hawes 

Presentation - Dr. Burgess

Additional Research and Information

MAY 13, 2019

MARCH 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

JANUARY 14, 2019

DECEMBER 10, 2018

NOVEMBER 13, 2018

OCTOBER 9, 2018

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September 10, 2018

JUNE 11, 2018

May 14, 2018

April 9, 2018

March 12, 2018

February 12, 2018

January 8, 2018

December 11, 2017

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

OCTOBER 23, 2017

Committee Members

District Administration
Katie Hawes
Phil Potenziano
Sandy Fecteau
Joe Schwartzman

Marty Bouchard
Susan Cressey
Kyle Keenan

Kent Chapman
Ben Fogg
Emily Egan

Max Leblanc
Joe Bergeon

Parents & Community
Amy McGarry
Jen Hass
Juliet Altham

School Board of Directors
Devon Havey
MaryBeth Luce
Rachel Phipps
Maureen King

Consulting Physician
Donald Burgess, MD