Fairfax County school administrators will host eight meetings with parents in coming weeks to discuss plans to delay high school start times.
A year ago, the Fairfax County school board commissioned Children’s National Medical Center experts to conduct a study and devise a plan to delay start times to help teenagers get more sleep. In April, the board approved four possible options. Under the current plans, classes may be delayed to 8 a.m., 40 minutes after the current opening bell at 7:20 a.m.
In two weeks, Fairfax County school officials will begin holding a series of meetings to present the plans to parents and students and to gather feedback. The meetings are listed below:
May 19 at Hayfield Secondary School
May 20 at Langley High School
May 27 at South Lakes High School
May 28 at Madison High School
June 7 at Poe Middle School
June 9 at South County High School
June 10 at West Springfield High School
June 11 at Centreville High School
All the meetings, except the June 7 meeting, will begin at 7 p.m. The meeting at Poe Middle School will begin at 10 a.m.