Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Administration will look at costs associated with two new, later times for Greenfield High School, where students currently begin class at 7:10 a.m.
Greenfield School Board members appear to be coming around on changing the Greenfield High School start time. That includes members who initially changed the start time to 7:10 a.m. about 6 years ago, and those who voted against a move to start school later in 2011. Board members directed administration to find out busing costs associated with either moving the high school start time to 7:30 a.m. and leaving all the rest of the schools as they are now, and moving the high school to 7:45 a.m. and pushing back the Middle School by 12 minutes to 7:30 a.m. and Maple Grove and Elm Dale elementary schools back 30 minutes to 8:45 a.m., a plan proposed in 2011. The board rejected the latter two years ago because it came with a $210,000 price tag …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Some members of the Greenfield School Board want to change the high school start times, a year and a half after the administration's latest proposal was shot down
In an effort to address the Greenfield School District's on-again, off-again hot topic of school start times without experiencing a significant fiscal impact, district administrators are looking outside the box. Mostly because their inside-the-box ideas have not gained the majority of the School Board’s approval. Nearly a year and a half after the Greenfield School Board voted down a proposal to change Greenfield High School's start times from 7:10 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. or later because of concerns of additional busing costs, administrators offered a few new ideas Monday. The ideas, all in the early stages of development, revolve around the school’s tardiness problem. In 2007-08, when the GHS start time changed from 7:15 a.m. to 7:10 a.m., the…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
At least one parent and one Greenfield School Board member want to revisit changing Greenfield High School's start time more than a year after the board shot down such a move.
Dolores Skowronek acknowledged that Greenfield School Board members were probably tired of her coming back to them to talk about school start times. But it’s a topic—specifically the high school’s start time of 7:10 a.m.—that Skowronek is passionate about and one she vowed she would not stop addressing until changes were made. “You have to realize you cannot alter the behavior of the population of high school students that changes every single year,” Skowronek told School Board members and administrators Monday. “You can tell these kids that they need to have more personal responsibility. You can insist that they go to bed earlier. You can insist that they get up and get to school on time. “But that will have little impact because you have…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Dolores Skowronek's shared her desire to change the GHS start time with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Dolores Skowronek, a Greenfield Patch blogger and contributor, has been a community activist with two major passions that require most of her attention: School start times and city sidewalks. On Tuesday, the former received attention by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl. Stingl chronicled Skowronek's efforts to get Greenfield High School's start time changed from 7:10 a.m., a topic she has spoken about at several school board meetings over the last few years and blogged about on this site. The column included a link to Skowronek's recent YouTube video that shows her son waiting for a bus in the dark.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The petition calls for legislation that supports public school start times of no earlier than 8 a.m.
An effort to change the school start times in the Greenfield School District may have been shot down by the School Board earlier this year, but the effort to make a change at the national level is gaining steam. Terra Snider, a Maryland woman, started an online petition on SignOn.org in an effort to “Promote legislation to prevent public schools from starting before 8 a.m.” The petition, which has received publicity from Patch sites across the country, was up to 624 signatures as of Nov. 17, including seven from people in Wisconsin. Terri (no last name provided) of Brookfield, petition signee No. 427, wrote, “Early school hours produces sluggish cognitive functions which means a student is no better in learning than if he/she had all of …