Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — the Lower Merion School District is looking for community members willing to volunteer their time to help the district explore options for new school schedules.  Health organizations are recommending secondary school days start later.

“A change in school schedules could have wide-ranging implications, not only for students and their families but for the community as a whole,” stated Amy Buckman, the district’s director of school and community relations. The Sleep and School Start Times.  Focus exploration team is studying the issue since major health organizations have recommended starting after 8:30 AM.

The district is looking for participation across the community from not only students, parents or guardians and teachers, but from civic associations, after-school activity providers, local businesses and faith-based organizations.

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Interested volunteers need to apply online to complete the application and short survey that is included.  The application and survey process will be open through April 2, 2019.

The district has noted that members of the committee must be willing to spend several full days working with a consultant.  If you cannot meet that expectation, the district recommend you fill out the survey, and the District will maintain it for other opportunities to participate.

Click here to learn more about the issue of sleep and school start times along with the Districts focus on the subject.

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