The Thompson School District Board of Education is exploring the concept of adjusting start times for district students. This topic has been brought forward by families within the community and staff members who believe that a later start time for middle and high school students would be more conducive to student health and learning. A number of other school districts in the region and nation have made a similar adjustment, citing research regarding the importance of sleep and the ideal times for students to learn. If formally proposed and adopted by the Board of Education, the change would take place beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. A late start of one hour each week would result in the addition of approximately four student contact days to the district school calendar.
We need your help in determining if this adjustment in school start times would be a good match for our families and district community. Please share your thoughts with us by completing a survey via the link below.
The survey consists of four questions, as well as a space for you to share your comments. Board members and district staff will utilize this information in the decision-making process.