Later School Start Time

Mar 27, 2017


Two bills before the Maine legislature would mandate a later start time for high school students throughout the state.  A handful of other states are considering similar laws.  There is building evidence that later school start times improve student’s health and ability to learn. But some rural districts–with long bus routes -  are concerned that a statewide mandate would be too restrictive.  We’ll discuss the pros and cons of adjusting high school hours.

Guests: Dick Durost, executive director, Maine Principals' Association

Tracey Collins, parent advocate with Start School Later, she heads the Saco chapter
Robyn Ostrander, director of child & adolescent psychiatry, Maine Medical Center
Jeremy Ray, superintendent at Biddeford School Department (call-in guest)