There is growing research that indicates that physical changes within middle and high school students make it difficult for them to fall asleep much before 11 pm. Pediatricians recommend that students of this age need between 8.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep. Given this research, our current start times do not allow students to get the recommended amount of sleep. Participating in this survey will give our Later Start Time Committee valuable insight that will contribute to the district decision.
There are many contributing factors that go into a district's decision regarding school start times. Among some of the contributing factors, the Later Start Time Committee will continue to explore the impact that changing start times will have on before and after school child care, athletics, work schedules, bussing, traffic patterns, student tardiness, and absenteeism.
This survey has 20 questions and is organized into 4 sections: Demographics, Sleep, Childcare, and Summary. The survey results will contribute information to the committee in order to inform the best recommendation for the Grafton School Committee.
Thank you in advance for your participation.