History of Start Times in JPS

Research shows that healthy school start times result in improved student attendance, more students arriving at school on time, and improved graduation rates.

Conversations about changing and aligning school start times have been happening around Jeffco Public Schools for many years. In 2017, a group of parents inquired the District about setting equitable start times for all schools, which would help ensure equitable learning in the typical school day.;xNLx;;xNLx;The Start Times Task Force was formed and over the past five years a diverse group of families, Jeffco Public Schools staff, and community members have studied the issue fully and explored all the options.;xNLx;;xNLx;In January 2022, the Jeffco Board of Education instructed Superintendent Tracy Dorland to explore the viability of changing start times for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year.

2016-03-01 10:15:03

Evergreen Parents Take Action

Evergreen articulation area parents engage with Community Superintendent Dan Cohan on the possibility of moving start times in the West Area

2017-09-01 10:15:03

Superintendent Is Informed

Parent Jenna Bannon asks then Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass to look into changing start times districtwide

2018-02-01 06:29:14

Dr. Glass Forms Task Force

Former Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass hosts Information Night and forms the Start Times Task Force

2018-05-21 06:29:14

Task Force Kick Off

Task Force Kickoff, Facilitator Dan Cohan introduced, chairs selected

2019-02-07 06:29:14

Task Force First Presents to Board of Ed

Task Force presents First Set of Recommendations to Board of Education (BOE)

2019-05-01 06:29:14

Transportation Consultant Hired

BOE approves budget to hire external transportation consultant

2019-08-01 06:29:14

School Bus Logistics is hired

School Bus Logistics (Robert Jacobus) is hired

2019-10-01 06:29:14

"Reimaging Time" group is created

“Reimaging Time” group is created, expands scope of Start Time Task Force work

2020-02-05 06:29:14

Task Force Presents 2nd Time to BoE

Task Force presents second set of recommendations to Board of Education

2020-03-01 06:29:14

School Bus Logistics work continues

School Bus Logistics begins work on additional options

History of Start Times in JPS

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