|Prince Henry departs Hoboken- 1902|
"Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance. But getting enough sleep each night can be hard for teens whose natural sleep cycles make it difficult for them to fall asleep before 11 p.m. – and who face a first-period class at 7:30 a.m. or earlier the next day." -American Academy of Pediatrics (2014)Looks like the message is finally getting through to states and districts around the country. In New Jersey, there will be a series of public meetings concerning later start times.
Monday, May 2, 2016 – Southern Region
Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
Civic Hall (CON 105)
200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Register for the May 2 meeting
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – Central Region
New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, Room 1
12 Centre Drive, Monroe, NJ
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Register for the May 4 meeting
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Northern Region
Franklin Williams Middle School auditorium
222 Laidlaw Avenue, Jersey City
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Register for the May 10 meeting
Citizens who want to provide input but cannot attend the regional meetings may provide comments and suggestions to the NJDOE through May 20 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing comments to: New Jersey Later School Start Time, c/o Division of Learning Supports and Specialized Services, New Jersey Department of Education, PO Box 500, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0500.