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Later Start Times

History in Reverse Order:

2021-2022 
March 8, 2022 Met with Transportation Director to discuss elementary bus schedules
January 25, 2022 - Waiting for new Athletic Director to start to discuss sports with later school start times
October 21 & November 28, 2021 Superintendent took Later Start Times to District Shared Decision Making Team
All PTA Officers: February 9 PTA meetings:  Woodstock March 17   Phoenicia March 21   Bennett Match 24 PTA Presentation
Superintendent had meetings with all administrators relevant to later start times:
October 19, October 26, December 10m January 26, February 1, February 24, March 1, March 2, March 18, March 21, March 22, March 29, April 5
September 28, 2021 Asked the Interim Superintendent to keep process going

2020-2021
March 23, 2021 - changed resolution for the next school year due to COVID:
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Onteora school board to consider the health and well being of our students; and
WHEREAS, our districts future well-being relies on a high-quality public education system that prepares all students for college, careers, democracy, and lifelong learning; and WHEREAS, there is substantial documentation regarding the later school start times benefit to student health and wellness by many accredited organizations such as The American Academy of Pediatrics and others; and
WHEREAS, our Onteora school board commits to an engagement throughout the 2020-2021 2021-2022 school year with all the stakeholders in our community regarding school start times, in order to facilitate best practices, and possibilities including direct communication in the form of meetings, forums, etc.; and
THEREFORE, let it be resolved that the Onteora School Board, in order to support student wellness resolves to move secondary start times to no earlier than 8am by September 2021 2022.

2019-2020
May 26, 2020 - change resolution for the next year due to COVID:
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Onteora school board to consider the health and well being of our students; and
WHEREAS, our districts future well-being relies on a high-quality public education system that prepares all students for college, careers, democracy, and lifelong learning; and
WHEREAS, there is substantial documentation regarding the later school start times benefit to student health and wellness by many accredited organizations such as The American Academy of Pediatrics and others; and
WHEREAS, our Onteora school board commits to an engagement throughout the 2019-20202020-2021
school year with all the stakeholders in our community regarding school start times, in order to facilitate
best practices, and possibilities including direct communication in the form of meetings, forums, etc.; and
THEREFORE, let it be resolved that the Onteora School Board, in order to support student wellness
resolves to move secondary start times to no earlier than 8am by September 20202021.September 24, 2019 changed Later Start Times from goal to resolution - Definition of Resolution: " It's a formal document that solidifies in writing important decisions that boards of directors make."
March 13, 2020 - Closed school due to COVID
February 18, 2020 - Forum on Later Start Times - Board said they learned that the elementary parents have not been included in discussions Hear audio of Forum
January 7, 2020 Passed resolution: The Board of Education hereby supports the proposed later secondary schedule as it appears in the attachment and developed by Administration with input from the HS liaisons, MS Cabinet, Administrative Cabinet, Student Government, MS/HS Faculty and Staff and the District Shared Decision Making Team. This schedule was created in support of the Board resolution to make secondary start times no earlier than 8:00 approved on October 8, 2019. See Proposed Schedule Presented
December 3, 2019 - Presentation on Later MS/HS Start Time by HS Principal
November 26, 2019 Created Fact Sheet
Resolution created October 8, 2019:
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Onteora school board to consider the health and well being of our students; and
WHEREAS, our districts future well-being relies on a high-quality public education system that prepares all students for college, careers, democracy, and lifelong learning; and
WHEREAS, there is substantial documentation regarding the later school start times benefit to student health and wellness by many accredited organizations such as The American Academy of Pediatrics and others; and
WHEREAS, our Onteora school board commits to an engagement throughout the 2019-2020 school year with all the stakeholders in our community regarding school start times, in order to facilitate best practices, and possibilities including direct communication in the form of meetings, forums, etc.; and 
THEREFORE, let it be resolved that the Onteora School Board, in order to support student wellness resolves to move secondary start times to no earlier than 8am by September 2020.

2018-2019
May 7, 2019 changed from wanting a start time of 8:45 to 9:00 to the latest to 8:00 start time for HS

2017-2018
April - Board executives met with Superintendent and OAA executives to discuss the possibility of changing times by 20 minutes. it was suggested that the Board focus on 2019/2020 year in order to give the building leaders time to make a plan.

2016-2017
November 8, 2016 Charged the Health & Wellness Committee with Later Start Times

2015-2016
September 29, 2015 Later Start Times was given to the Shared Decision Making Team, but first they had to change the document that describes their work 

2014-2015
June 16, 2015 Transportation presentation on options for Later Start times
June 2, 2015 Discussed putting Later Start Times on hold to look at big picture and think about impact on younger children
May 2015 - Board members attended the District Comprehensive Planning Team Meeting
April 7, 2015 The results of the MS/HS Student Survey were presented
February 24, 2015 Paul Jenkins, Superintendent from Glens Falls presented how they changed their start time and gave their Fact Sheet
December 2014 - Created A Research Summary to distribute
November 2014 - the group called "A 2020 Vision for Public Education in Ulster County" published a paper on Later School Start Times for Adolescent
October 21, 2014 Created District Wide Planning Committee to work on  Later Start Times for secondary
            District wide committee goal: Provide parameters, identify hurdles, and craft solutions specific to the Onteora CSD in regards to the following (changed) Superintendent goal:
Based on the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics and considerable other data-based research, plan and prepare for later start times for secondary students using an 8:45 am-9:00 am target. This goal acknowledges the need to factor into account current elementary start times, BOCES attendance and extra-curricular activities, and the need to engage the community in the planning process.”
This goal acknowledges the need to factor into account current elementary start times, BOCES attendance and extra-curricular activities, and the need to engage the community in the planning process.  Meetings Minutes
September 9, 2014, an action item was created for the Superintendent and Board President to work on: MS/HS Start Time Goal of 9am – Using existing data and coordinating with other districts, create a plan for later start times for the MS/HS
August 29, 2014 Board gave the Superintendent the following Goal: Based on the recommendation of the American Association of Pediatrics and considerable other data-based research, plan and prepare for later start times for secondary students for the 2015-2016 school year, using an 8:45am-9:00am target

2013-2014
The Board's goals included: "Advocate for later start time opportunities for secondary students through Ulster BOCES."

2012-2013
The Board's Goals included, "Study later start time opportunities."