• Advisory Committee on School Start Times

    Listen now to our weekly podcast, THE SUP IS ON with Dr. Steven Cook, for a conversation about school start times and why we are looking into this now.


    Click on the photo below to view the January 15, 2020, presentation to the committee.

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    Click on the photo below to view the December 5, 2019, presentation to the committee.

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    Click on the photo below to view the October 30, 2019, presentation to the committee.

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    A Board of Trustees-appointed Ad Hoc Advisory Committee is studying 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.

    The committee is composed of 23 parents/community members and 12 school staff members. It is being facilitated by Seth Deniston, Director of Technology.

    Questions or comments? Email us at info@cdaschools.org

    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.


    Committee meeting schedule:

    October 30

    December 5 (Minutes here)

    January 15

    February 19

    CANCELED - March 11

    We will let you know when the committee will resume meetings.

    Meetings will be held at the Midtown Meeting Center from 4:30-6 PM.


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