Healthy Start Times In Barrington: A Timeline

In The Beginning

2011
2011

First Steps…

The Barrington School Committee starts exploring the issue of a healthy school start time.

2012
2012

Added to Strategic Plan

In 2012, Healthy Start Times was added to the 2012 to 2017 Strategic Plan.

2016
2016

A Successful Vote!

In January 2016, the School Committee voted to shift the high school from a 7:40 a.m. start to an 8:30 a.m. start for the 2016-2017 school year.

2016

Delay

In March of 2016, the School Committee voted to postpone implementation of later start times until the 2017-2018 school year. A School Start Time Ad Hoc Implementation Committee is formed to find solutions to implementation challenges. A report was presented to the School Committee in November 2016 showing how the..Read More

2017
2017

Another Delay

In March 2017, the School Committee voted to delay implementation of the Healthy Start Time for the 2017-2018 due to budgetary constraints.

2018
2018

Really? Buried In Another Strategic Plan?

Precious little has been done.  At a January School Committee meeting, Superintendent Messore stated there is no plan to implement a change in school start times for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018

Transportation Statement Released

KidsFirst Barrington releases an official statement highlighting Barrington-specific issues regarding transportation inefficiencies. In addition to providing potential solutions, the document urges the District to leverage best practices of other RI Communities.