• Action Plan


    • Form a Pennridge School District Adolescent Sleep and School Start Time Committee to meet monthly and study the following: 
      • Literature regarding the science of adolescent sleep and school start time 
        • Pennsylvania State Joint Government Committee report 
        • Information from other districts and organizations (i.e. Start School Later, Inc.) 
      • Other school districts experiences with a change to school start times  
      • Potential school start time scenarios for the Pennridge School District 
      • Logistical implications for a change to school start time 
      • Include a variety of community stakeholders
    • Pennridge School District Adolescent Sleep and School Start Time website to be updated throughout the process with the following information: 
      • Committee information 
      • Minutes from Committee Meetings  
      • Literature and resources regarding adolescent sleep and school start times 
      • Timeline of the process 
      • Frequently asked questions 
      • Upcoming community informational events 
    • Surveys – Students (Teen Sleep Habits), Parents/Guardians, staff and community members (Initial Community Feedback), and other Districts who have already implemented/studied this topic  
    • Attend the Regional Adolescent Sleep Needs Coalition (RASNC) meetings to gather additional information and hear from other local Districts exploring this topic 
    • Collaborate with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit on a joint study regarding sleep and school start times 
    • Develop a communications sub-committee 
      • Students, parents, staff, and other stakeholders 
    • Student, parent, and community forums
    • Develop recommendation