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School Start Times Resource Page  

Articles and information for the Ashland community surrounding the issue of school start times. Resources compiled by the School Start Times Committee and Marybeth Gallant, Ashland High School Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Mission of the School Start Times Committee

To review the current research on school start times, explore relevant factors and policies of comparable districts, and gather community input to make recommendations for start times that are feasible and appropriate for Ashland.  The success and well-being of all students in our district will be at the forefront of our work.


How to Use This Site

Use the tabs across the top to navigate between pages.  Feel free to post comments using that feature at the bottom of each box.

School Start Times FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

This document, prepared by the School Start Times Committee, can answer many of your questions about the process and their progress to date.

Local School Start Times

School Start Times Around the World

The Metrowest Daily News Article on School Committee Vote for New Start Times


Superintendent's Recommendation to School Committee


School Start Times and Adolescent Development

This is an 8 minute presentation prepared by the School Start Times Committee, revealing results of student surveys regarding sleep habits and their effect on school.  


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