My Goal in Blogging

I started this blog in May of 2008, shortly after my election to the School Committee, because I believed it was very important to both provide the community with an opportunity to share their thoughts with me about our schools and to provide me with an opportunity for me to ask questions and share my thoughts and reasoning. I have found the conversation generated on my blog to be extremely helpful to me in learning community views on many issues. I appreciate the many people who have taken the time to share their views. I believe it is critical to the quality of our public schools to have a public discussion of our community priorities, concerns and aspirations.

Friday, January 14, 2011

No Change in Northampton Start Time

In case anyone is able to concentrate on anything OTHER than the superintendent search ... I'm posting an article from the Gazette on the decision by the Northampton SC to not change the start times for next year (  There is a subcommittee on the Amherst and Regional School Committees meeting now to examine the issue of start times;  a report is expected later this spring. 


Anonymous said...

Catherine, the link you provided doesn't work. Could you try again?

I for one hope that Amherst DOES change its start times -- it would benefit all students.

Anonymous said...

My high schooler woke up at 6:15 am and moaned, "why does school start so early?" Good question now that we all aren't on the farm anymore.