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Message from the Board of Directors

School Start Times: No changes for 2017-18; Next Steps 

Horario de Comienzode Clases: No hay cambio para 2017-18; Próximos Pasos 
Giờ vô học của trường: Không thay đổi cho năm2017-18; Bước tiếp theo
Время Начала ШкольныхЗанятий: Без изменений на 2017-18 год; Последующие Шаги
학교 시작 시간: 2017-18년에는 변동 없음; 다음 단계

Dear Edmonds School District Families –

As many of you are aware, a report was presented to us during our March 14 meeting regarding the work of our School Start Times Task Force. We have a deep appreciation for the commitment this all-volunteer group made over the last 7 months to research, discuss and make a recommendation to us. More than 150 people attended the Board meeting to share their concerns about a proposal to move all school start times forward by 25 minutes. It was the first time for our Board to listen and discuss the work of the Task Force and its recommendation.  We cannot thank enough those individuals who took the time to share their views in person or through letters. It was extremely valuable feedback.

This is a very complex issue with no easy solution. There will be no change for the 2017-18 school year. As a Board, we will continue to discuss and explore options moving forward, including expanding public engagement into the process.

Furthermore, we want to re-emphasize that this discussion is about determining what is best for students at all grade levels. We want positive impacts on student learning as a result of any potential changes to our school days. We look forward to our continued discussion with our families, students, staff and community members around this important topic.

Edmonds School District Board of Directors
Superintendent Dr. Kristine McDuffy