Selah School District

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The challenge of changing school start times

Selah School District is committed to bringing innovations in education to their students. When research from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested later school start times for senior students improved performance, the Board was eager to implement the change. Firm in the belief that sound research should inform school policy, they set out a clear position in support of the research, with plans to implement new start times in September of 2015.

Because the research had such a strong and clear positive impact on student success, Selah’s leadership team was confident that the community would get behind the decision.

"Asking real questions and listening to the answers does not guarantee a fast and easy solution. It is useful because it uncovers problems that need to be solved. Problems that can be addressed, or solved, before starting the new program or initiative."SELAH SCHOOL DISTRICT