In 2004, Phyllis Payne co-founded "SLEEP in
Fairfax." She and another parent hoped to influence the school system to
let older kids sleep in.
Once again Fairfax County is looking into whether high schools should
open later to accommodate students' "natural sleep cycles," this time adolescent sleep patterns
Children's National Medical Center sleep medicine division
Fairfax County Public Schools
school day start times
Start Later for Excellence in Education Proposal
The school board took
another step toward reaching the goal to start high schools after 8 a.m.
They approved a contract award and hired experts from
With two children at Annandale High School, parent Laurie Lindberg’s day often starts before the sun rises.
A pair of counties in the D.C.
At the forums, representatives of Illinois-based Search firm Hazard,
Young, Attea & Associates - hired to conduct the search that
resulted in Dale's hiring in 2004 - are taking feedback fro
Three grassroots groups in the DC Metro area—the Montgomery and Anne
Arundel chapters of Start School Later (SSL) and SLEEP in Fairfax—are
joining forces to push area school systems to provide
People in Fairfax care about teenagers, and want to provide a healthy
and appropriate environment for them.
The implementation of later high school start times is complicated.
After hearing nine members of the community speak on the issue, the Fairfax County School Board voted 10-2 on Thursday to develop a system-wide goal of starting high schools after 8 a.m.