Hello McKinley Families,
There has been a recent proposal to make a change to the start time for students attending CCHS. The following information outlines the reason behind the request. We would like to provide input to district administration regarding your opinion about the proposal. Please take a minute to follow the link and complete this short survey. Thanks for your time.
Scientific and research data from around the world suggests that a teenage brain is more alert and learns better later in the morning (where the opposite is true of elementary-aged students). This change positively impacts student performance. As such, many schools around the state are moving to a later start. According to the National Sleep Foundation, schools that pushed start times from 7:30 to 8:30 saw these improvements:
- less likelihood of experiencing depressed moods;
- reduced likelihood for tardiness;
- reduced absenteeism;
- better grades;
- reduced risk of drowsy driving; and
- reduced risk of metabolic and nutritional deficits associated with insufficient sleep, including obesity.
The following questions address the positive and negative implications stemming from CCHS moving to about an 8:30 am start time. This change may impact start times at some other district schools depending on transportation capability.