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    Secondary Start Times

    Ad Hoc Committee Application

    As parents and our community members play a vital role in the education of their child(ren), the Board of Trustees of the Coeur d’Alene School District is forming an ad hoc (for a particular purpose) advisory committee to study the impact to the district when considering later start times for secondary students.

    Compelling evidence exists that adolescents and teens could benefit from later start times.  However, changing secondary start times creates issues that impact many and have implications that must be considered, including, but not limited to after-school care for K-5 students due to earlier release, impact on extracurricular activities, transportation, potential loss of instructional time and parent work schedules.

    This committee will research all aspects and impacts of changing secondary start times within the Coeur d’Alene School District and district community. The committee will act as a resource to the Board of Trustees, making a recommendation to inform the board’s decision.

    More than one-fourth (1/4) of this committee must be comprised of persons other than public educators, staff members and Trustees.  Careful considerations for inclusion in committee membership will be made to ensure diverse perspectives are represented.  Meetings of the committee shall be held in open session and be duly noticed.

    Our district’s vision: Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is an education leader, promoting opportunities for innovation in learning and inspiring excellence in everyone.

    Our district’s mission: We invest in each student to prepare, challenge, and advance well-educated, resilient, and future-ready citizens.

    The meetings of this committee are expected to begin in September 2019 and may end as early as March 2020, although the Board will appoint the committee for up to a one-year term. Each of the meetings will be held in public after classes and may last up to two hours. Members will be notified of meeting dates and times at least two weeks in advance.

    If you would like to apply for this voluntary position, please complete the application here. You also may download the application here and return your completed application to the District Administration Office, care of Mrs. Lynn Towne, Clerk of the Board, 1400 N. Northwood Center Court, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.

    Application deadline is Aug. 31, 2019. All interested parties will be presented to the Board for information and selection on Sept. 9, 2019.

    Thank you for your interest, 

    Trina C. Caudle, Director of Secondary Education

    Kate Orozco, Director of Elementary Education


    Per Policy 1250, the Board may create Board committees as deemed necessary. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to create or establish the rules and regulations for creation and appointment of members to any committee. The Board encourages patron participation and input. Advisory committees, once established, will follow procedures set forth in 1250-P.