Start Time Study Taskforce
Exploring School Start Times
During the fall of 2017 the Granby Public Schools Board of Education identified school start time as an issue worthy of further exploration. With continuously emerging research on the topic of later school start time for secondary students, along with more districts making start time shifts in Connecticut and beyond, the Board commissioned a study. This spring the Granby Public Schools assembled a School Start Time Taskforce comprised of administration, parents, teachers, students, and Board of Education representation. Our primary goal for the 2018-2019 school year is determining whether the benefits of a later start time for our secondary level students outweigh the challenges such a shift might present. In order to accomplish this, the Start Time Taskforce will engage in an exploration of research, surveying of a variety of stakeholder groups, solicitation of community feedback, and culminating with a presentation of findings to the Granby Board of Education. The Board of Education will make a decision regarding next steps during the spring of 2019. Any decisions resulting in changes to school start time would not be implemented until the fall of 2020. Questions regarding the School Start Time Taskforce can be directed to Christopher Tranberg, Assistant Superintendent.